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Transparency lacking in how Metroplex selects businesses for tax breaks

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Metroplex and the three other Schenectady public authorities it manages together dole out millions of public dollars every year to a host of local businesses though grants, PILOTs ( reduced property and school taxes for the selected businesses), sales tax exemptions, and mortgage recording tax waivers. Neither Metroplex nor the three sister authorities it manages give very much information to the public on how they go about selecting the businesses to which they award these ...

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