Seems that Grand Island's three million budget shortfall has jumped another $16,000. GI's leadership appears to be suffering from One-Hand-Doesn't-Know-What-The-Other-Hand-Is-Doing Syndrome...and as I have said for years...making poor investments in the entertainment and parks business while letting the basic infrastructure fail.
I am not exactly sure who did the fuzzy math for NTV when they reported property taxes would go up $1200.00 a year and their report that GI was suffering a gasoline tax collections shortfall...what they meant to have said was fees collected from natural gas sales. At least they tried. One of the upcoming candidates interviewed led me to believe her resolution is for us to pay the upcoming tax increase and live with it. I hope the folks in her Ward think twice before applying the #2 pencil to their ballot. It's time to bite the bullet...not bury us deeper.