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In FY99, Franchise Fees are expected to increase 0.5% above the FY98 level. The rates charged are 6% on electricity, 5% on gas service, 1% on telecommunications and 5% on cable communications.

Franchise Fees
(Millions)

 

FY98 Budget

FY98 Projection

FY99 Budget

Electric

$ 14.8

$ 14.7

$ 14.8

Tele-communications

1.0

1.0

1.0

Gas

0.8

0.7

0.8

Cable

1.7

1.7

1.8

Total

$ 18.3

$ 18.1

$ 18.4

Utility Tax Revenues are expected to increase by 4.6% over the FY98 level primarily due to increased demand for telecommunication services. The tax rate for utility services is 10%, except for telecommunications which is taxed at 7%. 

Utility Taxes
(Millions)

 

FY98 Budget

FY98 Projection

FY99 Budget

Electric

$ 21.1

$ 21.1

$ 21.3

Tele-communications

15.2

16.3

16.8

Water

2.0

2.0

2.1

Gas

1.1

1.0

1.0

Total

$ 39.4

$ 40.4

$ 41.2