As the economy continues to sputter, city and state governments are turning against their own workers to make up the financial shortfall. The latest cuts are targeting pension plans which have pushed some cities to the brink of financial ruin.
Voters in Hollywood have spoken — they want pension reform for city employees.
The city of Hollywood took a first step Monday to solving a multi-million dollar budget shortfall by passing a budget that raises taxes on homeowners, maintains salary cuts for employees and trims millions from employee pension plans.
Both the Florida House and Senate have passed budget bills, and while they differ in a number of ways they are in harmony on one point; whatever is eventually passed will be painful to almost every state funded program in Florida and people who depend on them.