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February 6, 2014
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Speech touches on shelter, tax increase

Carson City government finances are good, though not exceptional, Mayor Robert Crowell said Wednesday as he urged a boost in sales tax to do capital projects. In a State of the City speech at a Chamber of Commerce-sponsored breakfast, Crowell cited a $1.1 million bulge in ending balance last year, solid bond ratings and prospects for rising city revenues. On the down side, however, he said a declining yet “unacceptably high” local jobless rate of 9.3 percent means 2,500 potential wage earners are out of work here. Those assessments came early on, followed later by an unabashed push for the …

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