County sales tax revenue down

Wednesday, July 2, 2008 | 9:12 p.m. CDT; updated 4:08 p.m. CDT, Friday, August 1, 2008

COLUMBIA — Taxable sales in Boone County were down from the previous year for the first time in 2007, and projections for 2008 aren’t much better. That means a tight year in 2009 for the county budget, which relies heavily on sales tax revenue.