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Update, 3:00 There have been several responses to the state’s tax relief plan — here’s one of the more interesting, from the Alliance for Quality Education’s Billy Easton: Governor Cuomo’s tax plan front-loads tax...
I returned to work this week after 12 weeks of maternity leave, and in yesterday morning’s news department meeting found myself more than a little confused as new stories have materialized and old ones advanced dramatically in the time...
In the final hours of the legislative session, North Country lawmakers pushed through sales tax hikes for four counties. The the largest was a 1 percent hike in St. Lawrence County. Essex County also boosted its sales tax by a quarter...
Hello! New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli is in Watertown today, and as part of his visit (his office is also hosting a conference on leadership in local government) he’s released a new report on that city’s financial...
New York’s Comptroller, Thomas DiNapoli, will be in Watertown tomorrow to release a new report on Watertown’s fiscal health. He’ll release the report as part of a conference, the “Local Government Leadership Institute,”...
News stories tagged with "taxes"
Jan 06, 2006 — Governor George Pataki, who earlier this week announced that the state has a $2 billion dollar surplus, is proposing a range of tax cuts. Not all government leaders believe that the state can afford the governor's proposals. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
by Brian Mann
Dec 20, 2005 — A new audit issued by the state comptroller's office has found that north country towns are paying tens of thousands of dollars too much for new snow plows. Alan Hevesi blamed the over-spending on a flawed bidding system used by local governments. The report found that several towns failed to buy their new trucks from the lowest bidder. Brian Mann has details. Go to full article
by NCPR News
Oct 26, 2005 — St. Lawrence County residents won't have to pay full sales tax on heating fuel this winter. The state agreed to let the county suspend its 3% share beginning December 1st. Martha Foley has more. Go to full article
Sep 15, 2005 — The chair of the Assembly Energy Committee says it might not be a good idea to cut state gasoline taxes right now. At a hearing, Assemblyman Paul Tonko says while he's open to the idea, the money might be needed to assist schools and low income people with higher heating bills this winter. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
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Aug 08, 2005 — St. Lawrence County's business leaders want to find middle ground on a plan to pay for a new county jail with a sales tax hike. Go to full article
by Chris Knight
Jul 20, 2005 — It's a complaint that's been heard repeatedly from individual residents across the North Country--people are afraid of losing their homes because they can't afford to pay skyrocketing property taxes. As Chris Knight reports, many of these same people are now taking a more constructive approach to the problem by organizing into "concerned taxpayer" groups. Go to full article
by Brian Mann
Jun 13, 2005 — The rapid growth of the second home and vacation real estate market in the Adirondacks has driven up home values dramatically. That's great news for locals who want to sell their houses. But for people who want to stay put, the result is often a dramatic increase in property taxes. Hardest hit are locals who own waterfront homes. Brian Mann spoke with Joe Hesh with the New York State Office of Real Property Services. He says many people are feeling a sting right now because communities are updating their property tax assessments that are long out of date. Go to full article