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Night of the Living Dead

The Pew Centre on States report:
http://www.pewcenteronthestates.org/news_room_detail.aspx?id=57334

State budget problems:
http://www.cbpp.org/cms/?fa=view&id=711

Independent survey on UK local government jobs:
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/cash-crisis-hits-town-halls-from-truro-to-aberdeen-1904125.html

Jamaica:
 http://www.sunheraldja.com/2010/03/revenue-shortfall-widens/