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Schenectady County considers exceeding tax cap

Legislators say they simply want to keep budget options open

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Schenectady County legislators tonight will consider the first step toward lifting the state’s 2 percent tax cap for the 2013 budget proposal. The majority Democrats say the move is cautionary; the Legislature’s sole Republican says a jolt is coming. County Manager Kathleen Rooney requested the Legislature give her the flexibility to establish a tax levy increase greater than the cap would allow, with less than two weeks before her initial budget is due. During a ...

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