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Schenectady County budget growth small

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.

Rooney’s plan would spend $298.99 million, roughly 84 percent of which she blamed on unfunded mandates from the state. Her budget calls for $68.79 million to be raised through the tax levy, which is an increase of about $507,000 over this year.

A copy of the proposed budget is available below.

The spending plan allows legislators to avoid the controversial override of the state-mandated tax cap they approved during last year’s budget discussion before ultimately hiking the tax levy by 5.9 percent. Rooney said she crafted this year’s budget with the goal of falling at or below the tax cap.

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Schenectady County Tentative 2014 Budget

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