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Local government to see no increase in state funding

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Funding for local governments will remain flat in the state budget now being approved. The budget includes a little more than $714 million in direct aid to cities, towns and villages. The budget bill allocating this spending was approved Wednesday morning in the state Senate and is expected to be approved today in the Assembly. Most municipalities had expected their state aid to remain consistent and budgeted accordingly. “We planned very conservatively,” said Middleburgh Mayor ...

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March 28, 2013
7:45 a.m.

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The Schenectady Gazette wrongly states that the City of Amsterdam took advantage of a "Spin Up" of state aid from the State last year. This is incorrect. The program, which would have awarded our state aid earlier in the year, was determined to be of no advantage to the City and we declined.