Nashville City Councilman Bob Mendes tried unsuccessfully for two years to get his booming city to raise property taxes to address its growing municipal needs.
Then came COVID-19. The City Council last month approved a 34% increase.
“We’re broke,” said Mendes, who identifies as a Democrat though the council is nonpartisan.
Cities such as Nashville, Tennessee, and states from New York to California have raised taxes or are considering it amid a pandemic that has crushed the economy and thrown state and city budgets deep into the red.
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WNU Editor: In the middle of a pandemic where almost every business/entrepreneur/professional/etc. is out of work and/or experiencing major cuts in earnings, it is hard to believe that some governments are actually contemplating and/or increasing taxes. This is not going to end well.