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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many people are feeling a sting right now because communities are updating their property tax assessments that are long out of date.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

NY to Crackdown on Internet Cigarette Sales

The State Tax Commissioner says the Pataki Administration will crack down on residents who buy tax-free cigarettes over the Internet on web sites run by Native American tribes. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Pataki Vetoes Native American Taxes Bill

Governor Pataki has vetoed the bill that would have required his administration to collect state taxes on sales of tobacco and gasoline by native American vendors. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Study: Upstate Taxes Much Higher than National Average

The state's Business Council has issued a report that finds taxpayers in upstate New York pay billions more a year in taxes than the national average. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

School Budgets That Cut to the Barest Bone

The impasse in Albany has made an already tough budgeting year even tougher for local school districts. School boards had to estimate the amount of state aid they expect to receive next year. Still, budgets passed in most districts. But a handful failed. Those districts will have to make contingency budgets, and that means cutting thousands of dollars in programs, services, and in some cases, people. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Survey: Property Taxes in Some School Districts Could Increase Significantly

A survey by the New York State School Boards Association finds that school districts will have to raise property taxes by double digit numbers if the legislature does not make changes to the governor's proposed budget. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Bruno Wants Tax Check Off for Prostate Cancer Research

The State Senate Majority Leader is advocating an income tax check off to gain more money for finding a cure for prostate cancer. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

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