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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 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
Feb 24, 2004 — 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
by Brian Mann
Dec 23, 2003 — State prison officials say they're doing their part to save counties money -- by cutting the number of "state ready" inmates sitting in local jails. The number of prisoners waiting for a spot in state prison has fallen by 96 percent -- saving counties hundreds of thousands of dollars each year. Brian Mann has details. Go to full article
Nov 13, 2003 — A new report says New Yorkers pay the highest taxes in the nation. The group that compiled the data, the watchdog Citizens Budget Commission, is holding a conference on ways to reform budget making in New York, which they believe could help state residents pay less to live here. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article