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ALBANY

NY to add $3B windfall to state budget

Tuesday, July 8, 2014
New York is poised to collect nearly $3.3 billion from a recent record settlement with France's largest bank, and the Cuomo administration plans to add it to the state's general fund.
 
Top lawmaker expects to 'do well' for education
ALBANY

Top lawmaker expects to 'do well' for education

Thursday, March 27, 2014
The New York Legislature's top Democrat said Thursday he expects to "do well" funding education and pre-kindergarten and cutting property taxes statewide in the new budget due next week.
 
Fire chief, cops top list of highest Schenectady salaries
SCHENECTADY

Fire chief, cops top list of highest Schenectady salaries

Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014
The top-10 police officers earned a total of $540,943 above their normal salary in 2013.
 
School officials: Cuomo aid plan not enough
SCHENECTADY

School officials: Cuomo aid plan not enough

Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014
School superintendents in the region are calling for more state funding to avoid cuts, but support Gov. Andrew Cuomo's push for full-day pre-kindergarten.
 
Legislators say Cuomo aid increase, tax cuts not enough
ALBANY

Legislators say Cuomo aid increase, tax cuts not enough

Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014
In his budget address Tuesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed a 3.8 percent increase in education aid for New York’s schools, but some Capital Region lawmakers say it’s not enough.
 
Tax cuts, education funding expected from Cuomo's state budget
ALBANY

Tax cuts, education funding expected from Cuomo's state budget

Monday, Jan. 20, 2014
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is expected to push for $2 billion in tax cuts, a $2 billion education bond act and funding for pre-kindergarten statewide during his budget address tomorrow in Albany.
 
MECHANICVILLE

Mechanicville passes large tax hike

Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014
The Mechanicville City Council this week approved a $4.9 million city budget that will raise taxes by 17.7 percent to cover costs after depleting its surplus funds.
 
SARATOGA COUNTY

Average Saratoga County tax rate ticks up a penny

Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013
Most Saratoga County property owners will be paying a little more — if just a tiny bit more — in county property taxes next year.
 
SARATOGA COUNTY

Saratoga County board passes $313M budget

Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013
Saratoga County supervisors on Wednesday approved a $313 million budget for next year that includes a one-cent-per-$1,000 property tax increase.
 

Tax commission calls for 2-year property tax freeze

Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013
Gov. Andrew Cuomo embraced his tax commission's proposal Tuesday for a two-year freeze on what he called crushing local property taxes.
 
FULTON COUNTY

Fulton County budget includes tax-rate decrease

Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013
Taxes will go down for most property owners under Fulton County’s $85.2 million budget for 2014.
 
NISKAYUNA

Niskayuna Town Board to vote tonight on 2014 budget

Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013
The Niskayuna Town Board will meet early this evening to vote on the 2014 town budget.
 
SARATOGA COUNTY

Character education funding trimmed in Saratoga County budget

Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013
Saratoga County supervisors voted Thursday to scale back funding in next year’s budget for a proposed character and civility education program.
 
ROTTERDAM

Rotterdam budget limits taxes but adds fees, cuts medics

Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013
Rotterdam residents won’t see a big increase in their taxes next year, but they’ll notice a few extra fees and one less town-operated service.
 
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Saratoga Springs council OKs budget with small tax hike

Monday, Nov. 4, 2013
The Saratoga Springs City Council waxed nostalgically about a zero percent tax increase on Monday night before approving a budget for next year with an average rate increase of 0.76 percent.
 
 

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