Bucks County officials, faced with a budget crunch that has forced the layoff of six switchboard operators and probably additional staff, are asking why the government needs to spend $167,000 for copy paper.
"That's significantly more than we've spent in past years for using paper in copy machines," Charles Martin, vice chairman of the county Board of Commissioners, said at Wednesday's public board meeting in Middletown Township. "We're using more paper. We should be using less, not more," Martin said. "People are walking around using iPads."