YOUNGSTOWN — Mahoning County government faces a deepening financial crisis, with projected general fund revenues for this year 23 percent below the 2008 level and a permanent budget adoption deadline looming next week, said county Administrator George J. Tablack.
General fund revenues were $66,239,000 in 2008 and $57,550,000 last year, and Tablack projects they’ll be $51,300,000 this year.
“We have to be protective that we’re not appropriating money that we’re not going to collect, because, if we do that, we’re only compounding the problem for next year,” Tablack said.
For 17 consecutive months, sales tax revenue has been below the same month in the prior year, he observed.
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