Feb 25

A Message from the County Executive: Impact of e-Commerce on County Revenue

Posted on February 25, 2020 at 1:31 PM by County Executive

Your elected officials in St. Charles County Government strive to provide you with the facilities and basic critical services you deserve. Sixty percent of those services – police, corrections, sheriff, public health and many others – are funded through the County’s General Operations budget, which comes from our local sales tax.

Over the past year, I have made our citizens aware that our sales tax collections are eroding, due largely in part to e-commerce. The more people buy on line, the less tax the County – and County municipalities – receive. County Government has had to shift and re-shift our priorities and resources accordingly to balance our budget. Unlike other counties, we receive no property tax for general revenue.

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Jan 22

A Look Back with the County Executive: Education in the 1980s and 1990s

Posted on January 22, 2020 at 8:47 AM by County Executive

The growth of St. Charles County in the 1980s and 1990s not only affected housing and businesses, but schools as well. While parochial schools had declining enrollment, the majority of public schools saw increased enrollment and had to tackle funding and space issues. This month, we’ll look at the challenges and opportunities these decades brought for education in our community.

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Dec 20

A Look Back with the County Executive: World War II in St. Charles County, Part II

Posted on December 20, 2019 at 1:10 PM by County Executive

St. Charles County experienced significant social developments during World War II. More women joined the workforce, secular community organizations increased in popularity, and attitudes toward race and religion began to change. Citizens moved forward while grieving the loss of their family, neighbors and friends in the war. This month in the last of a two-part series, we’ll continue to examine the impact World War II had on our community. 

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