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City fights to keep tax money from state

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By Rich Bauer, Managing Editor

As they work to finalize a balanced budget for the new fiscal year, Vandalia officials are unhappy that state legislators are talking about taking away some of the city’s revenues.
Mayor Rick Gottman asked city aldermen, including four who were attending their first meeting, to join him in signing letters to members of the Illinois General Assembly.
In those letters, the city opposes a proposal that calls for the state to retain all or some of the state income tax money that now goes to municipalities.


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