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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

State to Delay Native Tax Collections

The Commissioner of the State Tax Department says he's going to ask for another postponement of sales tax collections of cigarettes and gasoline on Native American lands. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

State Prison Officials Say Counties Paying Less

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

Report: New Yorkers Pay Highest Taxes

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

New York Has Highest Local Taxes In U.S.

New York state has the highest local taxes in the country, according to a new report issued by a tax watchdog group. The Citizens Budget Commission says residents in New York pay seventy-two percent more in local taxes than the national average. Brian mann has details.  Go to full article

Tobacco Tax Delay Irks Non-native Merchants

Convenience store owners are angered by Governor Pataki's decision to delay a new law that would have forced Native American tribes to pay taxes on some cigarettes they sell. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

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