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Editorial: Schenectady must show taxpayers it means business, too

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We won’t argue with the Schenectady City Council’s decision to stop letting a private collection agency pursue deadbeat taxpayers, which has cost the city $600,000 of what was collected in back taxes this year. The decision especially makes sense given that the city was doing quite a bit of the work involved in getting those taxpayers to come clean, anyway. But the city was in this position before, acting as its own bad debt collector, ...

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September 29, 2012
11:22 a.m.

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Why no mention of the city's responsibility to provide services for costs that homeowners can afford? Lower the cost of government and more people will be able to afford their homes.