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Trooper fired for offering Florida lawmaker break on speeding ticket.

Posted April 1st, 2013 by Lendog
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In a rarity among modern American jurisprudence, a state highway trooper has lost his job over a traffic ticket he didn't write ā€” and now his fight has sparked a wider dispute over who gets preferential treatment for enforcing the law on the road. Does anyone need to guess that this happened in Florida?

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Budget spat wipes out toilet paper supplies in NJ capital

Posted March 14th, 2012 by pmfalcon
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A budget battle in New Jersey's capital city has some extremely unpleasant fallout, including a toilet paper shortage at police headquarters, fire stations, senior centers and municipal offices. Supplies have been dwindling down to almost nothing in the months since a spending fight broke out among the City Council in November over a $42,000 spending request for a year's supply of paper products, including toilet paper. ā€œIā€™m embarrassed,ā€ the Council president said.

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Cities Rent Police & Janitors to Save Cash

Posted July 20th, 2010 by Deslock Darkstar
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After years of whittling staff and cutting back on services, towns and cities are now outsourcing some of the most basic functions of local government, from policing to trash collection. Services that cities can no longer afford to provide are being contracted to private vendors, counties or even neighboring towns.

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City budgets snuffing July 4th fireworks

Cities across the USA are dousing the fuse on Fourth of July fireworks displays this year because of continued budget woes...

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