Want to know why our local government is having trouble with it's finances, and why it's likely to get worse?
Front page of the Bulletin, an Economic Graph forecasting income and employment. A sharp, solid line down, reflecting the REAL numbers of the last couple of years, and then.....at the bottom of that solid line, an immediate uptick. But these lines are dotted, because they are a guess. And, conveniently, the uptick begins immediately and goes straight up to previous levels.
What world are they living in?
This same thinking is embodied in the Bulletin local section, "No Bus Service Cuts -- Yet." Despite going to the voter's because the need was urgent, they have decided to keep funding the bus system out of general funds....why, because they think it will get better? Do they think there is any chance that the public will vote for a 'payroll' tax? Really?
4 days ago