by: JonChristopher Collins
Branson’s Finance Director Jamie Rouch delivered a presentation to the Board of Aldermen on Tuesday.
Rouch showed charts comparing governmental funds of 2019 and 2020. “Compared to 2019, this is for all governmental funds, revenues are at $70.7 million in 2020, and in 2019 they were $83.2 million. Expenditures in 2020 were $73.3 million and they were $77.7 million in 2019,” Rouch said.
She said the revenue is down about $12.5 million and that $7.8 million of that was because of a reduction in taxes; Rouch said that is about a 63% difference due to COVID-19.