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By Dale Brown
The Journal 

Revenue shortfalls impact projects


Last updated 9/27/2022 at 8:11am

RITZVILLE – The pandemic may be waning, but its effects are still being felt. At the Adams County commissioner’s meeting on September 20, Public Works Director Todd O’Brien discussed his department’s struggles.

He noted that fuel tax revenues have been roughly $1 million less than anticipated. This, in turn, has adversely impacted the county’s public works projects. That’s because vehicle fuel taxes provide the lion’s share of funds for road maintenance and preservation, he said.

Revenue losses started in early 2020 and haven’t fully recovered to 2019 numbers. “People are...

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