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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.


Budget sessions too quiet for some city officials

The City Council whipped through the proposed 2015 budget in record time this year, but it left some council members feeling more like observers than decision-makers.


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.


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 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 Legislature OKs $308M budget

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


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 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 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 Legislature sets budget hearing

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


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 council sharpens budget ax

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

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