Someone came to Madison and spent like a drunken sailor... or maybe Madisonites just made fewer trips to the mall. Whatever the cause, KJAM reports that Madison's 2008 sales tax revenues went up 9.2% from 2007. Mayor Hexom advances the fewer-mall-trips theory: he says higher gas prices may have helped the local economy by keeping more shoppers here at home.
Add booming local economies to the list of reasons higher gas prices would do America good! Now, let's see some more money for bike trails and downtown redevelopment....
Stehly to be guest on B-N-B’s show in the morning - Theresa will appear at around 8:05 AM, Tuesday on Belfrage’s show to talk about the Smoking Ban.
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