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Cost of Government

Tuesday, July 15, 2008 at 9:00 am
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We all value services like public education, snow removal and trash pick-up. It’s no secret that these services come at a price. A new study says the price tag in 16 northeast Ohio counties is $16-billion, or more than $3,700 per person. Cuyahoga County topped the list at $5,079 per person; Carroll County was the lowest at $1,765. It’s a cost that’s rising much faster than inflation, even in areas where the population is shrinking. Join us as we examine the study and talk to experts about what changes will occur as local governments attempt to balance public need with often dwindling resources.


Kevin O'Brien, Director, Center for Public Management and Executive Director, Great Lakes Environmental Finance Center, Cleveland State University
Robert Jaquay, Vice President, Fund for our Economic Future
David Kaminski, Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce, 21st Century Government Initiative
Tony Paglia, Vice President for Governmental Affairs, Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber

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