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News - March 8, 2013

Palo Alto copes with spiking benefit costs

Recent reforms help city withstand rising costs of pension, health care

by Gennady Sheyner

As pension and health care costs continue their dramatic rise, Palo Alto's budget officials can at least take solace in one fact — the city's employee expenses are holding steady despite the two troubling trends.

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