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Monthly Archives: February 2012
From abcNews10 on 2/27/2012: Love this: Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday increased pressure on state lawmakers to win support for his plan to cut pension costs, promising to make sure voters remember which legislators opposed him in the effort he said … Continue reading
Massive budget cuts proposed for Broadalbin-Perth school district Read more and watch the news video here The Broadalbin-Perth School District in Fulton County is looking at massive budget cuts in order to close a $2M budget gap. Full-day kindergarten, sports programs, … Continue reading
Great story in the NY Post – you have to read the whole thing! Some of the interesting tidbits: New York’s total bill for these pensions has rocketed from $1.7 billion in 2002 to $12.5 billion today. That’s a 630 … Continue reading
There is movement afoot in both Saratoga and Hamilton counties to raise their portion of the sales tax from 3 to 4%, bringing the total sales tax to 8%. Saratoga County held a meeting of their Legislative and Research Committee … Continue reading
Read more at poststar.com Another group of concerned parents and students is trying to save their priorities from budget cuts being made due to the heavy burden of unfunded state mandates – this one is in South Glens Falls, NY. … Continue reading
From the Hamilton County Express by Cristine Meixner (dated 2/15/2012): The Wells Central School District is facing a gap of $153,000, or a 4.4% increase from last year. Their preliminary budget was showing just a 1.7% increase, but then a … Continue reading
From a Times Union blog by Jordan Carleo-Evangelist: Albany Mayor Jerry Jennings is supporting the Governor’s Pension Tier VI proposal in part because 22% of the city property tax levy goes toward funding pension costs! Pension costs represent about 9% of … Continue reading
We were so happy to find out that the Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Central School District passed a non-binding resolution on February 14th, 2012 demanding mandate relief! BH-BL was the first school district in Saratoga County to pass such a resolution … Continue reading
Today we are officially “launching” this site! This site is sponsored by the Task Force on Unfunded Mandates of the Upstate Conservative Coalition. The purpose of this site is to be an education and activism portal — connecting us with … Continue reading
By Mark Westcott | Posted: Saturday, February 11, 2012 10:15 pm | This was a great article by Mark Westcott, who is on the Warren County Board of Supervisors. He and a group of leaders in his community have started an initiative called enoughmandates.com … Continue reading