Jill’s Take: Robbing Peter to Pay Paul?
Jill says: There have been many good revenue-generating ideas that have been tabled or voted down by the Legislature, but now they are considering taking the sales tax that goes to cities and counties? How will they pay for their services?
“The state’s budget is a concern to everyone,” Jerome City Administrator Ben Marchant said. “But if it further puts a strain on local governments to make up for cuts they have in their programs, and they try to push it down to the local level without the funding mechanisms for it, it will just be another unfunded mandate.”