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Schenectady council agrees on 2014 budget

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It took 90 minutes of dogged negotiation, but the City Council finally has a 2014 budget. The council approved the $79 million budget in committee Tuesday and will vote on it at 5 p.m. Wednesday in City Hall. It includes a 0.96 percent tax increase, down from 2.2 percent in the original budget proposal. The typical homeowner, with a house assessed at $100,000, will pay about $15 more in taxes. Property owners will also see ...

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October 29, 2013
10:19 p.m.

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So they call it a .96 increase that will cost about 15$ more for the tax payer but add 35$ is trash "fees" so its really more like a 3% increase?

October 30, 2013
7:25 a.m.

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Creative way to get the Fire Department a raise. Lets say we are going to "cut" a deputy chief but then we'll add an assistant chief at a higher pay rate then we'll just pay for it by adding a garbage collection fee. Perfect.