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GOVERNMENT SPENDING NEWS

Budget balancing act: A cutback story for town, staff, benefits

The economic slump of 2007 kick-started a whole new way of thinking about the cost of government in Palm Beach. Cutbacks have been seen in just about every corner, and the focus remains on how to achieve greater efficiency without sacrificing core services, town officials say.

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Palm Beach County Commission gets warning about debt load

Palm Beach County government’s past debts equate to about $1,620 for each resident, according to the county clerk’s annual financial report released Tuesday. Clerk & Comptroller Sharon Bock highlighted the county’s $2.1 billion in debt in her evaluation of county spending during the budget year that ended in September.

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TOWN FIRE-RESCUE PENSIONS REDUCED

The Town of Palm Beach Council voted today on the Fire-Rescue Union vs. Town Impasse concerning the pensions offered to Fire-Rescue employees. 

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