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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Scott Slashes State Systems

Yesterday state employees and legislators heard newly elected Governor Rick Scott use that most dreaded word ….. “Privatization!” In presenting his plan to reduce the state budget by $7 billion during his first two years in office, Scott revealed that he plans to cut some 8,600 state jobs, plans to require state employees to contribute up to 5% of their salaries into their retirement funds, plans to reduce educational spending, plans to cut several programs in the Department of Community Affairs, and plans to simultaneously cut property taxes.
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