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The City Café

For those interested in sharing ideas and perspectives regarding local government.

DOUG MACDONALD

The Tax Commission recently distributed $39.81 million to the cities, towns and counties.  This was a 4.0% increase over last year, bringing the fiscal year-to-date increase to 4.6%.  The January distribution represents taxable sales mainly from November.

Compared to the U.S.’s 1.3% increase in retail trade sales during November, we did pretty well.  U.S. Light vehicle trucks rose 6.5% in November compared to a year earlier to 18.1 million units.

December’s CPI came out this week too.  For the year the CPI inflation index for urban consumers was up 1.1% from December 2014 to December 2015.  The Western Region’s CPI was up 1.8% during the same time frame.

Jan Dist 2016

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