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2016 could be Charlton's last  year with no town tax


2016 could be Charlton's last year with no town tax

The town of Charlton has been tax-free for more than three decades, but Town Supervisor Alan R. Grattidge is warning that the streak could end in 2017.


Proposed Schoharie County budget would far exceed state tax cap

As expected, Schoharie County’s tentative 2016 budget asks the county Board of Supervisors to override the state’s tax cap, with a proposed tax levy increase of 5.81 percent despite the fact that overall spending is down by more than $13 million.


2016 budget gets unanimous OK from Schenectady County board

The county's $307.85 million budget for 2016 was approved without amendment or objection Wednesday night.


Schenectady city budget draws little interest

The public hearing on the city of Schenectady’s proposed 2016 budget was uneventful, at best, with only one person who opted to speak.


Two people speak at Schenectady County budget hearing

Schenectady County’s proposed $307.85 million budget for 2016, which would increase property taxes by 1.41 percent, received positive reviews during a three-minute public hearing Tuesday night.


Malta Town Board backs funding hike for fire companies

The Malta Town Board has decided to increase the funding for the Malta Ridge and Round Lake volunteer fire companies in the proposed 2016 budget, after firefighters complained that they were shortchanged in town Supervisor Paul Sausville’s tentative 2016 budget.


Halfmoon proposes first highway tax in 31 years

The last time the town of Halfmoon imposed a highway tax was back in 1985. Now, 31 years later, there may be one incorporated into the 2016 highway budget.


Proposed Saratoga Springs budget keeps property taxes flat

The proposed 2016 city budget is higher than this year’s spending plan, but property owners will nevertheless see a tiny tax decrease, city Finance Commissioner Michele Madigan said Tuesday.

Proposed Schenectady budget keeps tax rate flat


Proposed Schenectady budget keeps tax rate flat

Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy’s proposed 2016 budget keeps the tax rate flat and adds a handful of new police officers to the Schenectady Police Department.

State rebate to offset proposed Schenectady County tax hike

State rebate to offset proposed Schenectady County tax hike

Property tax bills could be a little higher next year for Schenectady County residents, but a state tax rebate program will allow most homeowners to recover the amount of the increase.


Rainy day saves Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake from tax increase

A long-ago flood is helping next year’s budget for the Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Central School District.

Budget set to restore VLT aid


Budget set to restore VLT aid

The new state budget will restore cuts that had been proposed to the state’s video lottery terminal aid for Saratoga Springs and Saratoga County, according to the city’s state legislators.


Saratoga County supervisors OK budget with no tax increase

Saratoga County supervisors on Wednesday approved a $308.2 million budget for 2015 that will hold property taxes unchanged.


Gloversville officials fear budget will overtax reserves

Over the last several weeks the Gloversville Common Council has reduced the 2015 budget deficit by cutting raises for city employees and eliminating funding to tear down abandoned houses.


Glenville budget hits tax cap

The Glenville Town Board unanimously passed a 2015 budget Wednesday that raises taxes right up to the state cap.


Rotterdam Town Board unable to agree on budget

Rotterdam has a budget for next year, but half the Town Board does not like it.


Supervisors add $1.4M in spending to 2015 Saratoga County budget

Saratoga County supervisors on Thursday added $1.4 million to the tentative 2015 county budget, including money for open space preservation and several new jobs.


Schenectady council cuts tax hike below 1 percent

The Schenectady City Council worked for more than three hours Thursday evening on the proposed 2015 city budget, cutting spending to drop the projected property tax hike below 1 percent.


Gloversville mayor opposes cutting staff to balance budget

A Common Council meeting Tuesday night revealed First Ward Councilwoman Robin Wentworth and Mayor Dayton King disagree on ways to balance the city’s 2015 budget.


Schenectady council suggests budget cuts

The Schenectady City Council is targeting ways to cut spending in the proposed 2015 budget that include eliminating discretionary pay raises and cutting funds for golf course improvements.

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