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MARC CHASE: Budget review equals toothless man gumming tough steak

MARC CHASE: Budget review equals toothless man gumming tough steak

Lake County government — including most of its municipalities — is an absolute master at inventing excessive layers of bureaucracy, furthering inefficiencies and encouraging gridlock by way of foot dragging.

October 10, 2013 12:05 am

EDITORIAL: Innovation, generosity should supplement austerity

As budget-sapping statewide property tax caps finally make region municipal leaders roll up their sleeves and commence with necessary trimming of budget fat, other options beyond austerity can and should be considered. At least one region local government agency is beginning to think outside…

July 21, 2010 12:00 am Related

EDITORIAL: Bring in the 2011 budget season with a political axe and cleaver

As municipalities and other local government agencies throughout the region begin to write the books for fiscal year 2011, one key word -- austerity -- must be observed throughout the exercise. The effect of state property tax caps are in full swing, holding a political gun to the heads of a…

July 15, 2010 12:00 am Related
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