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News stories tagged with "taxes"

Pataki's Proposed Tax Cuts Raise Questions

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

State Says Towns Overpay For Snowplows

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

State Approves St. Lawrence County Fuel Tax Suspension

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

NY Lawmakers Consider Gas Tax Cut

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

Sayward Says Gas Tax Repeal Easy

Assemblywoman Teresa Sayward is asking Governor Pataki to call an emergency session of the state legislature to remove the state's gas tax for the rest of the year.  Go to full article

Bruno Predicts Gas Tax Cap

New York State Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno says his Republican members will push this fall for a cap on the state sales tax on gasoline. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

SLC Business Leaders Seek Middle Ground for New Jail Funding

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

Saranac Lake Homeowners Respond to Rising Taxes

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

Booming Market Drives Up Property Taxes

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
Great Sacandaga, a HRBRRD reservoir
Great Sacandaga, a HRBRRD reservoir

River Agency May Close Albany Office

The Hudson River Black River Regulating District may be forced to close its Albany office and cut staff. Regulating District officials say their office in Watertown will remain open. The state authority that controls north country dams and reservoirs faces a growing budget shortfall. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

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