BRADENTON, Fla. — A new study of pension and health care liabilities confronting Florida’s cities and counties found that those annual combined costs made up an average of 8.1% of the spending by the state’s 67 counties and 8.3% of spending by 50 cities.

In 2009, the year the most recent actuarial studies were done, Florida county pension contributions averaged more than $21 million, up from contributions of $12 million six years earlier, according to the Florida State University-based LeRoy Collins Institute, a nonprofit policy issue think tank.

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