Largent said playing the touch-and-go budget game is no way to run a sustainable local government. To remedy its current situation, the county is trying to broaden its tax base. It is working with Boise-based Hawkins Companies to construct a new retail center in the Pullman-Moscow corridor and providing support for a proposed Wal-Mart Supercenter in Pullman to increase sales tax revenue. It's also trying to open up the county to residential growth.Technorati Tags: wal-mart walmart
"If we can get more people to move here, our businesses can provide them with products and services," Largent said. "And that's good for the long run."
Monday, March 26, 2007
Here's What Sustainable Growth is Really All About
This is why I supported Michael Largent for County Commissioner last year. From a story in today's Moscow-Pullman Daily News titled "Whitman County's deficit is decreasing":