As analysts outlined a grim picture that could include further cuts to state social services and reversing recent enhancements in local aid and transportation, one key lawmaker insisted officials must discuss raising state revenue in 2017.
This session will outline the type of activities your municipality can do for “knock their socks off” economic development. You will learn what needs to be done, who should be doing it and how to do it – with staff or volunteers. Economic development is all about business retention, expansion and attraction while maintaining the character of your community.
With the state facing a projected budget shortfall of more than $1 billion in the coming fiscal year, Mayor Bronin is trying to lay the groundwork for asking the legislature to increase state reimbursements for tax-exempt property.
$562 million in authorized bonding was added this year to a robust school construction program in which virtually every project that local districts apply for got state aid, though at a level that heavily favored poorer districts. The state is currently paying off more than 600 projects.