Turning two counties into one.
There’s talk of combining Yates and Schulyer counties. Some business owners think that combining the two counties would mean lower taxes.
A group of business leaders met with local politicians recently to talk about it. But it’s not a simple thing to consolidate — plenty of issues to work through — from labor unions to handling sales taxes.
A state grant is paying to study the idea of both counties sharing services. That study expected to take about a year.