Report: County revenues higher, but fiscal prudence remains key

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   PAUL YOUNG    City News Service RIVERSIDE (CNS) - A modest windfall swelled Riverside County's revenues in the first half of the current fiscal year, but the money will have to be spent to cover future bills and conservative budgeting will be necessary to contain costs going forward, according to a report that the Board of Supervisors will review today. "Maintaining fiscal discipline is needed to preserve the county's fiscal health, as anticipated costs continue to increase at levels greater than revenue,'' county CEO George Johnson said in the 40-page midyear 2019-20 report. "The county must stay the course by strategically curbing expenses while also making priority investments ... and ensuring the highest levels of service to our residents.'' According to the report, $52.7 mi
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