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Most seniors support equal taxes

...residents from exemptions, restricting to "needs based" essentials and basing eligibility on income level.City Finance Director Bob Bartholomew began by clarifying that the meeting wasn't meant to discriminate against the senior community...
Senior tax exemption up for public comment because they never expire once they're issued and the program has been growing steadily over the years, city Finance Director Bob Bartholomew said. In fiscal year 2013, 588 seniors were issued a card. In 2006, that number was 312.The...
To raise revenue, Juneau Assembly targets tax exemptions

...exemptions, according to city numbers. Some of those exemptions are state and federal mandates and cannot be altered, city finance director Bob Bartholomew said in a past Empire report. The rest are being scrutinized by the committee and are subject...
Juneau sales tax income perks up

...Assembly was hoping for more, the amount - $43.4 million - is a small bit more than last year's returns.City finance director Bob Bartholomew called the final numbers "great," noting that the shortcoming was less than one half of a percent...
Assembly eyes tax changes city numbers. Some of those exemptions are mandated by state and federal governments and cannot be changed, city finance director Bob Bartholomew said, and some of them wouldn't be worth changing, he wrote in an issue paper for the committee's...
City limps toward sales tax collection goal

...last year."I think we have a reasonable chance at it, but I would say it's at the high end of doable," city finance director Bob Bartholomew said at Wednesday's Assembly finance committee meeting. "We could be right at budget or we...
Assembly approves city, schools budgets fix a $9 million shortfall projected for that year. Meetings on the 2016 budget will likely start in July, city finance director Bob Bartholomew said.Assemblyman Loren Jones said during Monday's meeting that the Assembly needs to adopt...
Bartlett Hospital to raise rates

...some situations at least, is the hospital "may be charging so much that people are going out of town," said city finance director Bob Bartholomew.Interim hospital CFO Alan Germany told the Assembly Finance Committee April 30 that patients...
CBJ tax hike is taken off the table

...raise taxes.As it stands, the fiscal year 2016 budget plans for a $2.1 million draw from the fund balance. City finance director Bob Bartholomew projected at the meeting that the city would have a remaining $3.3 million in that account at...
Ice rink, school district advocates speak up

...including three repurposed Army surplus buses.City budget analyst Bonnie Chaney is retiring after 28 years with the city. Finance director Bob Bartholomew said Chaney has coached him on the budget over his two years at the helm. He said she works tirelessly...


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