Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Budget Issues around the State

Palm Beach County commission hikes property tax rate 15 percent
County budget planners blamed the tax rate increase on a need to compensate for a drop in tax revenue stemming from the struggling economy. ...

County budget
has $12.5 million in cuts, layoffs
Clay Today
Even more disturbing is the economic crisis Behring says the county will face for fiscal year 2010-2011. He said Florida's housing industry has been among ...

Miami-Dade County Commission approves $7.4B budget
Zikkir World (blog)
Jack Russell and a handful of others used the funding of the $640 million ballpark for the FloridaMarlins as a touchstone for their anger. The county took ...
County Should Help Fill Clinic's Shortfall, Panel Recommends
The Ledger
By Robin Williams Adams BARTOW | Central Florida Health Care should get $225000 from countyindigent-care funds to partially offset a shortfall at its ...

Ford, Foster outline their plans for spending tax dollars more wisely
Citrus County moved to a form of zero-based budgeting in 2008. A third of the county's budget is closely scrutinized every year. "It helps you prioritize," ...

Water wars
The News Herald
That population growth demanded broader county operations; the county's budget has grown from $89 million in 1989 to $294 million for 2010. ...

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