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ROTTERDAM

Rotterdam budget caught up in party battle

Rotterdam’s Republican Town Board members proposed 26 budget amendments Wednesday night, and all but six failed by a 2-2 vote.

SCHENECTADY

Body shop eyed for Schenectady budget cuts

Council members are looking closely at the city-run body shop as they search for ways to reduce the 2015 proposed budget.

SCOTIA & GLENVILLE

Scotia mayor: New Glenville town budget unfair to village

Scotia Mayor Kris Kastberg isn’t happy that the proposed Glenville town budget would raise town taxes for village residents by 11.4 percent, or $11.87 for a home assessed at $116,300.

SCHENECTADY COUNTY

Schenectady County Legislature OKs $308M budget

The Schenectady County Legislature on Tuesday voted unanimously to pass a $308.07 million budget for 2015.

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady pension bill $400K over budget

The city might not have enough money to pay its entire state retirement bill for police and firefighters this year, Finance Commissioner Deborah DeGenova said.

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Saratoga Springs budget plan contains no tax hike

City residents won’t see their taxes increase next year under the proposed 2015 comprehensive budget unveiled Tuesday night by city Finance Commissioner Michele Madigan.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY

Montgomery County Legislature OKs its first budget

The Montgomery County Legislature unanimously adopted its first budget Tuesday, and barring any further unforeseen action it will take effect on Jan. 1.

SCHENECTADY COUNTY

Schenectady County Legislature sets budget hearing

Schenectady County residents can weigh in on a proposed $307.97 million budget Monday.

HALFMOON

Halfmoon budget plan holds spending in check

The tentative Halfmoon town budget for 2015 keeps overall spending as the same level as this year and proposes a 36th consecutive year with no town-wide general property tax.

Schenectady council sharpens budget ax

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady council sharpens budget ax

City Council members are on the lookout for $1 million.

ALBANY

NY to add $3B windfall to state budget

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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