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Budget battle in Schenectady not over till it's over

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Round 4 of the city of Schenectady’s budget battle, featuring Mayor Gary McCarthy on one side and the City Council on the other, will take place at tonight’s council meeting. Especially given all that has gone before, the public deserves a ringside seat this time. For a brief history, on Sept. 30 McCarthy unveiled his 2013 budget proposal, which called for a relatively modest 4.18 percent tax increase and a $20 garbage fee increase. A ...


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wmarincic
November 13, 2012
8:17 a.m.

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McCarthy talking about honest numbers? Well that is an oxymoron if I ever heard one.

SchenectadyScott
November 13, 2012
12:16 p.m.

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"Round 4 of the city of Schenectady’s budget battle, featuring Mayor Gary McCarthy on one side and the City Council on the other,"....not a chance....they are on the same side...sans Councilman Riggi....coming out of the meeting last night they said they didn't have the numbers...one lie after another...what did they discuss for an hour and a half...and you have Perazzo saying on YNN 9...that his is an open process...how delusional and arrogant are these people...I guess when the party creates a job for you to run for a seat...you become very delusional...lets see how offended they become after tonight's meeting...there is no transparency and just the same old corrupt arrogance abusing the public behind and in front of closed doors...Stop inflating the numbers...and taxing us to death to do so at their abusive pleasure...Brucker, Perazzo, King, Porterfield, Erickson, and Mc Carthy are selling us down the river...Perazzo should never of voted on the County Tax deal with the city when her JOB is a conflict..King, Mc Carthy, Brucker all County Pension connected..sad.

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