Court Leader Advantage Podcasts – Budget Cuts: The Crisis in a Crisis
As if the Coronavirus crisis was not enough, our country now faces the worst unemployment figures since the 1929 Great Depression. People not working means people unable to pay taxes. State and local governments are experiencing staggering declines in tax revenue. Sales taxes are decreasing since, despite states reopening, many people are still not going to stores or restaurants. Withholding taxes have been reduced as millions have been laid off. Income tax revenue will start to shrink into next year as those who are out of work file their tax returns. Finally, property taxes will begin to fall as unemployed people are no longer able to hold on to their homes. How will courts now deal with the double dilemma of an ongoing pandemic along with budget cuts?
This Week’s Panelists Are:
- Zenell Brown, Court Administrator for Wayne County, Michigan (City of Detroit).
- Angie VanSchoick, Court Administrator in Breckenridge, Colorado.
- Mark Weinberg, Court Administrator for Valusia County, Florida (Daytona Beach).
- Liz Rambo, Trial Court Administrator for the Lane County Circuit Court, (Eugene, Oregon).
- Rick Pierce with the Pennsylvania Administrative Office of the Courts.
- Dorothy Howell, Probation Division Manager for East Orange, New Jersey, (Newark)
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