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Local governments try to cut costs via efficiency

September 25, 2012
By FRANK ELTMAN , THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

MINEOLA, N.Y. - In some places, it's as simple as pulling the plug on thousands of unused telephone lines or installing software that automatically shuts off idle school computers to save on electric bills. Other places are doing such things as merging town fire departments, combining 911 centers or outsourcing collection of parking fines.

 
 

 

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