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By Michele Smith
The Times 

Financial forecast better than anticipated for Columbia County budget


October 22, 2020

DAYTON—County Treasurer Carla Rowe presented the third-quarter financial statement to the Board of Columbia County Commissioners last week.

She provided them with the following predictions based on various sources, including the Dept. of Revenue, the Municipal Research and Services Center, and webinars regarding banking environments, investment bond market, and government publications.

Financial recovery from the COVID-19 impact to counties is not expected to occur until the latter part of next year.

Sales tax states, like Washington, are likely to remain below prior revenue peaks but und...

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