France's deficit: the State is looking for money, asphyxiated local authorities in Bercy's sights. In 2023, the deficit of local public administrations deteriorated sharply and approached 10 billion euros.

Many local authorities say they have no room for maneuver to do otherwise. The High Council for Local Public Finances today brings together several ministers, representatives of local stakeholders and experts to find avenues for savings. But savings could be found by acting on the payroll of local authorities, estimates Olivier Redoulès, director of studies at Rexecode.