City’s sales tax revenue still lagging

City Manager Bill Watkins expects the growth rate to continue its slide.
Wednesday, August 8, 2007 | 2:00 a.m. CDT; updated 9:24 p.m. CDT, Sunday, July 20, 2008

COLUMBIA - Columbia’s sales tax revenues have been lagging for months, and it’s expected that the trend will continue into the 2008 fiscal year, City Manager Bill Watkins said when he released his new budget proposal on July 31.