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CitySpeak: Hide and Go Fund

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Hide and Go Fund
n. The act, by a state department, of intentionally not disclosing funds to the Department of Finance in an attempt to avert future budget cuts.

California park officials, it was revealed, played a decade-long round of Hide and Go Fund with the Department of Finance because they were concerned already tight budgets would be reduced further if the parks department’s actual finances were known.