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Op-ed column: County taxpayers need to know how much PILOTs cost them

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The Aug. 12 Sunday Gazette editorial “Public money talks the loudest of all” suggests that a “major culprit” in the failure of Malta’s Luther Forest Technology Campus to attract businesses is the town’s reluctance to award payments in lieu of taxes, or PILOTs. The editorial suggests that even though PILOTs are corporate welfare, they are needed in certain cases, Malta being one. In fact, most Schenectady County residents now have very little information about existing ...


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myshortpencil
September 23, 2012
1:04 p.m.

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Thanks for staying on top of the issue, Elmer. The Gazette should really follow-up.

hodgkins.t
September 24, 2012
12:27 a.m.

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taxation without representation. authorities et alli need to be directly accountable to the people- not a political machine

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