Driving County Roads

An on line journal sharing my views. The content reflects my background as a rural person employed in agriculture and as a retired elected official of local government.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

We See It Now

Citizens are starting to see the effects of decreased spending on the part of governmental units. Libraries are open fewer hours. In Nicollet County, our government center is open fewer hours. American City and County magazine reports that one Minnesota city public works director could choose just two jobs out of a list of twenty-five that needed to be done. I believe that translates to city streets in disrepair. Local officials are looking at many ways to cut spending. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has created a plan to cap property taxes to an annual 2.5 percent increase in order to force consolidation of the state's 566 municipalities. END.


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