Letter: Time to make lemonade
Published 02/09/2011, West Central Tribune
I understand how elected local government leaders may feel the sky is falling. State government’s solution to past budget problems has been a cram-down solution, unilaterally cutting local government revenue while actually increasing their own revenue (counties, minus 8.4 percent; cities, minus 8.1 percent; schools, minus 10.7 percent; and state, plus 6.8 percent; Property Tax Study Project, Van Wychen, December 2009).Word count: 298
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