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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.


By William Kelly
Daily News Staff Writer

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govt spending burning cash'Invisible' cuts not an option for Palm Beach County budget

Staring ahead at another brutal budget that will likely boil down to a choice between service cuts or a tax hike, the Palm Beach County Commission is facing an increasingly philosophical question: What is the county's core mission, and which services can simply disappear?

Adam Playford
Palm Beach Post Staff Writer

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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.

By Andy Reid May 17, 2011 07:18 PM

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Palm Beach County Health Care District to discuss land deal at annual meeting

The Health Care District of Palm Beach County will hold its annual meeting today at Lakeside Medical Center in Belle Glade rather than its usual chambers on Datura Street in West Palm Beach.

Stacey Singer
Palm Beach Post Staff Writer

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