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Editorial: Lowering interest rate a good start

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Schenectady's taxes are high enough without driving a sledge hammer into the problem by charging exorbitant interest rates on overdue tax payments. What often happens is that people have some financial troubles and can't pay their tax bills in full on time. That's tough enough. But then the city tacks on a lot of interest on late payments. So even when taxpayers recover and can pay their original bills, the interest that's piled up makes ...

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