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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.

Tax decrease projected in proposed Cobleskill town budget

Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013
Taxes are projected to go down under the town of Cobleskill’s tentative budget for 2014.

Schenectady council agrees on 2014 budget

Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013
It took 90 minutes of dogged negotiation, but the City Council finally has a 2014 budget.

Schenectady City Council sleeps on budget trims

Friday, Oct. 25, 2013
In the quest for a tax cut, Schenectady City Council members took a fine-toothed comb to the proposed 2014 budget Friday.

Stillwater budget proposal would keep tax rates virtually unchanged

Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013
Stillwater residents would see virtually no change in their local tax rates next year under the town budget proposed by Supervisor Ed Kinowski.

Niskayuna fire district budget plan exceeds state’s tax cap

Friday, Oct. 18, 2013
Residents of Niskayuna’s Fire District No. 1 could see an increase in their fire district tax bills of more than 10 percent, according to the proposed 2014 budget.

Montgomery County budget proposal relies on reserves

Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013
In the wake of a state audit criticizing Montgomery County’s use of reserve funds, county Treasurer Shawn Bowerman has produced a tentative 2014 budget that would pull another $2.3 million from the county’s already-depleted fund balance.

Retirements put crimp in Glenville budget plan

Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013
The Glenville Town Board adopted a preliminary 2014 budget without any fuss Wednesday night, clearing the way for members of the public to voice their thoughts on the spending plan at a public hearing Nov. 6.
Schenectady parking fee plans stuck in neutral

Schenectady parking fee plans stuck in neutral

Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013
Parking fees in downtown Schenectady are going back to the drawing board yet again.

New construction keeps Milton tax rate down

Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013
The tax rates in Milton would remain the same next year under the budget proposed by Town Supervisor Dan Lewza, in part because new construction is increasing the town tax base.
Rotterdam residents speak in support of REMS

Rotterdam residents speak in support of REMS

Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013
A standing-room-only crowd gathered to comment on the town’s preliminary budget, which proposes to zero out the paramedic program.

$299M Schenectady County budget approved

Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013
Schenectady County legislators approved a $298.99 million 2014 operating budget Tuesday that will hike the property tax levy by 0.74 percent, well below the state-imposed tax cap.
$299M Schenectady County budget likely to get OK

$299M Schenectady County budget likely to get OK

Monday, Oct. 7, 2013
Only a half-dozen people turned out for the public hearing on the Schenectady County Legislature’s tentative budget for 2014 Monday, and only two of them weighed in on the spending plan that will likely be approved today.

Proposed Malta town budget up 2.9%; no tax hike

Monday, Oct. 7, 2013
The tentative 2014 Malta town budget would see spending increase about 2.9 percent, but residents will pay about the same in taxes.

Audit: Montgomery County’s financial health sliding

Monday, Oct. 7, 2013
Montgomery County financial reserves dwindled by nearly $8 million over the past three years because of a string of poorly drafted budgets, according to an audit by the state Comptroller’s Office.

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