Tight financial situations seem to generate action in many different forms. Some of us cut back on our budgets, others get second jobs to make more money.
In years past, tax money was enough for local governments to provide needed services. A decade ago, however, City and County governments decided that they needed more money to operate and instituted a 1 percent countywide occupational tax, with proceeds split between the two agencies.
However, the first of this month, the two governments decided to go their own way, and now each agency has its own 1 percent tax.