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Pinellas to lay off 211 county workers

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A must-read from David DeCamp: Pinellas County began handing out pink slips Thursday to 211 employees who face layoffs under budget cuts — the start of dramatic reductions in basic services as the county contends with slumping tax rolls. The layoffs run through virtually every department, affecting everything from parks and street repairs to customer service and health care. “These are people with house payments, car payments, kids in school — it’s just a shame,” County Commissioner John Morroni said.…

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