Local government and school district leaders are faced with unprecedented challenges in the wake of the pandemic, including simultaneously managing the public health response and the budgetary impacts of the financial crisis. On the Financial Toolkit for Local Officials page we have provided links to guidance, tools, training and reports available on the Division’s web pages to assist you during these troubling times.
DiNapoli: Statewide Local Sales Tax Collections Decline 5.2 Percent in October
Local government sales tax revenue declined by 5.2 percent in October compared to the same month last year, according to State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. October’s sales tax collections totaled $1.4 billion for counties and cities, or $74.4 million less than in October 2019.
DiNapoli: School District Budget Voter Participation More Than Tripled During COVID-19 Lockdown
Voter participation for school district budgets statewide more than tripled to 1.6 million votes cast amid the COVID-19 lockdown for the 2020-21 school budget year, after in-person voting was temporarily suspended and replaced with absentee ballots.