In her five-plus years as Roane County’s budget director, Kaley Walker can’t recall a more challenging time financially.
“This is the worst that it’s been, but it’s not to the point of not being able to pay bills,” she said.
Local governments depend heavily on property tax revenue.
It’s now more than four months into the fiscal year, and none has come in yet because the 2015 tax bills have not been sent out.
In normal years, they go out the first of October.