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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

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

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