Readers ask about sales tax receipts, marijuana, election signs – York News-Times

The following questions were asked recently on the Wonderline:

Q: What were the city sales tax receipts for the months of July, August, September, October, November and December of 2017? How did they compare to the same months from 2016?

A: The following sales tax receipts were recorded by the city for the following months:

• January, 2017: $284,892.87. January, 2016: $260,380.44

• February, 2017: $332,049.59. February, 2016: $308,756.32

• March, 2017: $253,733.25. March, 2016: $248,419.52

• April, 2017: $247,039.33. April, 2016: $244,748.66

• May, 2017: $288,546.20. May, 2016: $243,157.68

• June, 2017: $281,378.31. June, 2016: $291,374.76

• July, 2017: $297,915.80. July, 2016: $293,007.54

• August, 2017: $310,115.30. August, 2016: $305,694.39

• September, 2017: $302,690.96. September, 2016: $364,291.12

• October, 2017: $304,503.04. October, 2016: $371,253.58

• November, 2017: $299,493.08. November, 2016: $342,637.60

• December, 2017: $273,454.25. December, 2016: $292,544.57

For the most recent 12 months, the city has taken in $3,475,811.97 . . . compared to $3,566,266.18 for the previous 12 month collections, which is a decrease of 2.54 percent.

Q: Is it true that the elderly couple that continues to get caught in Nebraska allegedly trafficking marijuana and drug money are the parents of a man who is a lawyer in the Vermont Attorney General’s office?

A: According to USA Today and a large number of other media outlets, Patrick and Barbara Jiron (the elderly couple accused of driving marijuana across the country so they could give it away as Christmas presents) are the parents of Justin Jiron, the chief deputy Chittenden County state’s attorney.

Shortly after their

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