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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"
by NCPR News
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many people are feeling a sting right now because communities are updating their property tax assessments that are long out of date.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
by Brian Mann
Apr 13, 2005 — 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
Aug 17, 2004 — 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
Jun 22, 2004 — 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
Mar 10, 2004 — 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