Some of Florida’s local governments and special districts experienced deteriorating financial conditions in fiscal 2009 that have been exacerbated by a trend of adding long-term debt to their balance sheets, according an annual report released last week.

The state auditor’s office came to that conclusion after examining the audits of 66 counties, 389 municipalities, and 781 special districts as well as financial reports of seven municipalities and 226 special districts.

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