How to Get the Public Feeling Good About Paying Taxes

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Sunday, May 17, 2020 - 3:50pm to 5:05pm
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US Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes once said: "Taxes are the price we pay for civilized society". Viewed in that light, taxes are good deal! However, many citizens don't see it that way. While the public will probably never be overjoyed to pay taxes, it might be possible for citizens to at least feel good about it and the services the taxes make possible. In this session, speakers will highlight strategies that local governments have used to communicate the value of public services and taxes to citizens and get the public's acceptance and even approval of new public spending.