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Virus effect at Public Works?

 

March 19, 2020



Will the statewide restrictions affect Whitman County Public Works projects at all?

“I think gas tax receipts are going to drop dramatically,” said Storey, referring to the average monthly $380,000 check from Olympia, which represents shared proceeds of gas taxes per gallon statewide. “That’s what we operate on. With restaurants and bars closing, people not having jobs, this drop in people driving and buying things will hit in about two months.”

Gas tax receipts represent about half of Whitman County’s road department budget.

Two weeks’ payroll for the department amounts to $1...



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