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Stop Pillaging 911 Funds!

For some time now, our County E-911 Director, Mike Allen, and the Legislature’s Public Safety and Emergency Services Committee have been laying the groundwork for replacing the county’s outdated emergency communications system. There are a number of problems with the present equipment, and a new communications system has been needed for many years. […]

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State’s Financial Picture Worse than Anticipated

The State Comptroller’s Office recently released its quarterly cash report. The report states that revenues are about $305 million below what economists projected for the April through June 2009 period. The report is significant because it is the first actual look at estimated income tax payments for the year. By that measure, the Comptroller predicts we’ll be in for mid-year budget cuts again this year. […]