Fiscal responsibility

To all Gibson County Tax Payers and Elected Officials:

This is a budget year. With all the activity at the state legislature level, it would not be a good time to make any long term fiscal decisions or enter into any long range financial obligations.

Elected officials and tax payers of Gibson, along with the other 91 counties, should become aware of what is happening at the State House and be cautious about long term obligations.

Property reassessment is occurring. With the covid virus situation, there are fewer people working, thus reducing payroll taxes. Reduced payrolls equals less spending and less sales tax. That means EDIT, COIT and Jail Tax funds will likely be considerably less in the next two years than we have been receiving.

Again, I ask that citizens of Gibson County become involved and elected officials pay attention to what is occurring at the state level. In this way, we can avoid any long term plans or obligations until the state legislature approves a budget and disbursement of these and other funds back to the counties.

Bill McConnell



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