Budget, debt unresolved on shutdown’s 3rd day

Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013
WASHINGTON — Three days into a government shutdown, President Barack Obama pointedly blamed House Speaker John Boehner on Thursday for keeping federal agencies closed, while the bitter budget dispute moved closer to a more critical showdown over the nation’s line of credit. The Treasury warned of calamitous results if Congress fails to raise the debt limit.

Rotterdam budget’s pay raises come under fire

Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013
Rotterdam’s preliminary 2014 budget includes a number of pay raises that one Town Board member is criticizing, given the increase in fees and cuts to services also proposed in the spending plan.

Contracts loom on Saratoga's fiscal horizon

Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013
Seven expiring public employee contracts pose a potential budget squeeze next year for Saratoga Springs, Finance Commissioner Michele Madigan warned Tuesday night.

Charlton’s proposed 2014 budget continues trend of no town, highway taxes

Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013
With each passing year, the pressure on Charlton Supervisor Alan Grattidge to continue a long-running tradition with the town’s budget increases.
Proposed Schenectady city budget has small tax hike

Proposed Schenectady city budget has small tax hike

Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013
Taxes and fees are going up, but borrowing is going way down in the mayor’s proposed 2014 budget.

2014 budget proposal lowers expenditures, avoids town tax again in Clifton Park

Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013
Clifton Park’s proposed 2014 budget is business as usual for the growing suburban community. Clifton Park Supervisor Phil Barrett’s spending proposal continues the streak of no town tax, raises the highway tax by less than $1 a year for an average taxpayer and spends less than the town will likely spend this year. He touted the budget as a sound and fiscally conservative proposal.

Glenville budget includes small tax hike

Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013
The typical Glenville homeowner would pay about an extra $10 in taxes next year under town Supervisor Chris Koetzle’s proposed 2014 budget, which he will submit to the Town Board on Monday.

Proposed Rotterdam town budget would eliminate paramedic service

Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013
Town Supervisor Harry Buffardi’s budget proposal would keep the property tax increase within the state-imposed tax cap, but eliminate the town’s paramedic service in the process.

Schenectady County budget growth small

Monday, Sept. 23, 2013
Schenectady County Manager Kathleen Rooney proposed a 2014 budget Monday that increases appropriations by 1.2 percent and the tax levy by 0.74 percent.

Exit 11A study in Saratoga County spending proposal

Monday, Sept. 23, 2013
Saratoga County’s capital spending committee has approved an $11.4 million plan for 2014, including money for a traffic study that could lead to a new Northway exit in Malta.

Saratoga official alarmed by spending requests for 2014 budget

Friday, Sept. 6, 2013
Initial city department spending requests for 2014 need to be scaled back, according to city Finance Commissioner Michele Madigan.

Glenville residents to have their say on town budget at forums

Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013
The first of two public forums on the upcoming 2014 budget will be held tonight at 6:30 at Town Hall.

Panel prioritizes 29 capital projects for Saratoga Springs

Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013
Proposed capital projects for Saratoga Springs’ future include purchasing new equipment, upgrading recreation facilities, two major infrastructure projects and the creation of a controversial East Side fire and medical facility.

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