Regional Cities Initiative – Regional Development Authority

Regional Cities Initiative – Regional Development Authority

Let’s discuss the new thing that came down from the state this legislative session.

Let me start by giving the legislature (especially the House) some credit. They did not want to fund this thing, but it was one of the governor’s pet projects that he wanted to get through. First, they revised the RDA statute to make it more municipal friendly. Second, they did not want to fund it, but agreed with a compromise with the governor on using tax amnesty funds. …

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Does Clark County have a revenue problem or a spending problem?

Does Clark County have a revenue problem or a spending problem?

From the News & Tribune:

If Rodden wins in mediation against the county, the mandated tax rate to pay for the judgment bonds the county would have to issue would likely be the largest in county history.

In 2011, tax rates outside of the county’s budget levy were imposed to collect $2 million for the courts and $1.2 million for the sheriff’s department to cover budget shortfalls. Another tax rate to collect $2.855 million for the sheriff’s office was mandated in 2013.

A property tax rate of …

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