Source: PA Times, Vol. 32 no. 9, October 2009
About 49 percent of the nations’ cities, counties and townships expect less revenue in 2010, and 21 percent expect fewer employees, according to a new survey. About 26 expect increased consolidation of local services.
With shrinking budgets and fewer staff, local officials are taking several approaches to contain long-term costs associated with employee and retiree health care.