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Tempers flare as Hillsborough Commission discusses executive pay raises listen

06/18/09 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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A week after it was reported that some of Hillsborough County Administrator Pat Bean’s top assistants received raises, the issue was revisited again today by County Commissioner Kevin Beckner.

Saying he wanted to control his anger, the freshman lawmaker said he needed more understanding about why such an issue happened at a time when Commissioners are dealing with a deficit of more than $100 million that could lead to more than 500 employees being laid off.

Beckner called for an in...

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Hillsborough honcho gets backlash over raises for staffers listen

06/11/09 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Hillsborough County Adminstrator Pat Bean got a smackdown today at a county budget hearing today regarding recent pay raises for some of her top assistants.

It came as the Commission met to try to find a way to cut $144 million from next year’s budget. It also came a day and a half after hundreds of citizens packed the County’s chambers begging that certain services not be cut next year.

Commissioner Kevin Beckner brought the issue up, which was first reported in today’s *St. Pete...

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