NA Mayor Sees ‘Incredibly Challenging’ Times for Budgets
City officials are in the midst of budget season but the figures — and the future — of the local economy are in holding pattern because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mayor Thomas Bernard says there's a lot of uncertainty now with local revenues and whether the so-called cherry sheet numbers from the state are realistic in this new environment.
Faced with economic disruption from the novel coronavirus, lawmakers are basically starting over on a fiscal 2021 budget while hampered by the inability to meet in person. A virtual round table is set for Tuesday morning after technical difficulties canceled last week's attempt.
Bernard is hoping to get some clearer indications of how the Legislature will address the anticipated fall off in revenues and how that will affect cities and towns.
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