Finance officials say cuts likely, but not in services – Sales tax receipts for Pitkin County in February were approximately 21 percent below those of February 2008, and county staff will be spending the next couple weeks determining what kind of budget cuts to recommend to the county commissioners…Colorado Department of Revenue figures technically indicated a shortfall of nearly 25 percent in the county’s sale tax revenues, compared to February 2008.
By John Colson, April 16, 2009, Aspen Times

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