California- Letter: No to Oxnard sales tax increase

The city of Oxnard is prepared to place a 1.5 cent sales tax increase on the November ballot. The city claims this is necessary since the coronavirus pandemic has severely hampered city revenues. In recent negotiations with the city’s unions, the Continue reading California- Letter: No to Oxnard sales tax increase

California – Crescent City, Del Norte County approve sending sales tax measures to voters in November

Crescent City and Del Norte County are both moving forward with plans to place proposed sales tax increases on the Nov. 3 general election ballot.  On Wednesday, the Crescent City Council voted unanimously to have staff develop language for a one Continue reading California – Crescent City, Del Norte County approve sending sales tax measures to voters in November

New York- COVID-19 Leads to Sharp Drop in Sales Tax Revenue

Among the budget pressures facing local governments is a sharp drop in sales tax revenue related to the coronavirus pandemic. New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said that sales tax revenue for local governments fell by more than 32% in Continue reading New York- COVID-19 Leads to Sharp Drop in Sales Tax Revenue

Wyoming – Cheyenne Budget Passed, Not Necessarily Done Yet

On Monday, City of Cheyenne officials passed a $50.5 million budget for fiscal year 2021. The budget includes spending and staff reductions amounting to, in part, the loss of the equivalent of 43 full-time jobs with the city. In a Continue reading Wyoming – Cheyenne Budget Passed, Not Necessarily Done Yet