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Kalamazoo's State of the County report released

KALAMAZOO (WKZO) -- This week, the annual State of the County report was released by the Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners, and it finds the condition of the county to be strong compared to others around Michigan.

Board Chairman David Maturen says that there are, however, concerns. He says the key to keeping the county solvent is in continuing to reduce expenditures, which commissioners have been trying to do for several years. More cuts could be coming, though.

Maturen says that the biggest concern is the cost of retiree healthcare, and there aren't many ways to reduce that. He thinks that the county could find more savings in the near future though the combining, consolidation, and contracting of services.