#Budget Process

Portland mayor addresses surge in gun violence in the city

PORTLAND, Ore. — Mayor Ted Wheeler said he's working on a new plan to address the surge in gun violence across Portland, which has left 46 people dead and 283 others injured so far in 2021. "Every loved one lost causes grief, fear, frustration, and in some cases - more...
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Portland mayor won't set timeline on when violence will slow down

PORTLAND, Ore. — Mayor Ted Wheeler would not commit to a date when Portlanders should expect to see the gun violence plaguing the city’s streets slow down, though he said his priority remains getting resources and money to the right city bureaus and community organizations working to address the violence.
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Killeen Daily Herald

Change in Heights budget schedule draws fire from resident

It came to the attention of Harker Heights city leaders late Tuesday that they had failed to post a required budget document on the city’s website — an oversight that drew criticism from one resident. While the document in question was fully published in the Killeen Daily Herald, the city...
Fremont Tribune

Fremont City Council approves new member, biennial budget

The Fremont City Council appointed a new councilmember to Ward 3 and approved its 2021-2023 budget at its meeting Tuesday. James Vaughan was sworn in after his recommendation by Mayor Joey Spellerberg was approved 6-1, with Councilmember Brad Yerger voting against. Spellerberg announced Monday that he had selected Vaughan from...

Senate Passes Budget Amid Argument that Process is Unfair

The U.S. Virgin Islands Senate Friday passed the 29 bills that encompass the territory’s budget for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1, but the rules governing the session prompted one member to complain that “something is fundamentally wrong” with the government’s budget process. “We are doing more damage to the...

Revamped rates schedule will be debated as part of budget 2022

WESTLOCK - It may cost a little bit more to use the pool and Rotary Spirit Centre in 2022 following a revamped fee and rate bylaw from the Town of Westlock’s Community Services Department that proposes the first increase to rates in more than half a decade. At town council’s...

CFRA Pleased Reconciliation Bill Contains Rural Small Business Funding

Congress is working through the Budget process and attempting to move forward a very large reconciliation bill. The Center for Rural Affairs is pleased loan funding is included in that package for rural small businesses. Center Policy Director Johnathan Hladik says the pandemic aid that went through the Small Business Administration did not reach small businesses as they depended on USDA funding so this measure is badly needed in Rural America.
York News-Times

County budget passes with slightly higher levy

YORK – The 2021-22 budget for York County has been passed by the commissioners, with just a slightly higher tax levy – going from 22 cents per $100 of valuation to 23 cents per $100 of valuation. The county has been informed it will be receiving $2.6 million in federal...
Daily Gazette

Glenville supervisor updates on budget process, next forum Sept. 21

Glenville residents can expect a preliminary 2022 town budget from the supervisor at the end of the month. But to give residents some budgetary insight, Supervisor Chris Koetzle held a budget forum Wednesday evening where he discussed the financial state of the town, his priorities for the town next year and challenges that will continue to plague the town as it develops the budget.