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The fourth annual Broward Workshop "State of Our County" forum was a remarkable success by all accounts. The event was attended by over 800 business and civic leaders, and elected officials from across South Florida. Broward County Mayor John E. Rodstrom, Jr. gave an overview of the state of Broward County asserting that "over the past decade, we've refused to raise property taxes, have cut government spending, reduced the size of County government and maintained a healthy financial reserve. We've been prudent stewards of your money and, as a result, we have a triple-A bond rating."


Keynote speakers Mike Jackson, Chairman & CEO, AutoNation; Dr. Carol Weissert, Ph.D., Director, The LeRoy Collins Institute; and David Walker, Founder and CEO of Comeback America Initiative delivered remarks on business, Florida's pension plans, and the state of the country's federal finances.

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Tough Choices Facing Florida's
Local Governments
Carol S. Weissert, PhD
Director, LeRoy Collins Institute


Comeback America: The Nation's Fiscal
Challenge and A Way Forward
Hon. David M. Walker
Founder, The Comeback America Initiative


Watch the 2012 State of Our County on Broward Workshop's YouTube Channel

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Meeting Agenda

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News Coverage

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pdf icon 20px San Francisco Chronicle | Lockhart Says Extending Operation Twist Is 'On the Table'

pdf icon 20px South Florida Business Journal | Atlanta Fed chief predicts modest recovery, risks abound

pdf icon 20px Sun Sentinel | Banking chief sees risks ahead

pdf icon 20px Sun-Sentinel.com | Atlanta Fed chief sees 'risks gathering' to US economic recovery

pdf icon 20px Terra Noticias | Lockhart dice Fed podría dar más alivio si economía empeora