LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles County employees union held a rally outside the county administration building Tuesday asking for more money after County CEO Bill Fujioka released a $24.7 billion balanced budget while pronouncing that the county is back on solid financial footing.

County employees have not received a raise since 2009, but the SEIU's efforts also come against the backdrop of discussions throughout the state about bloated municipal employee salaries and pension liabilities. The county was able to avoid laying off or furloughing any of its workers during the recession.

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