County government spending.(Palm Beach County)

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Saturday, November 1, 2003

ISSN: 0015-4326; Volume 46; Issue 7

County government spending.(Palm Beach County)

PALM BEACH COUNTY — County government spending has swelled out of proportion to the population it is serving, a local tax watchdog group charges. Citizens for a Sound Economy told the Palm Beach Post that while the county budget grew from $1.8 billion to $3.1 billion since 1997–a 65% jump–population grew by only 21%. County officials say the group’s analysis doesn’t take into account inflation or voter-approved taxes for special projects.

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