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Democrats: ‘Tax cap?! We don’t need no stinking tax cap!’

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Democrats: ‘Tax cap?! We don’t need no stinking tax cap!’ Schenectady County Democratic leaders are fighting their own Democratic governor. Cuomo passed a 2 percent cap on all local governments in his effort to make New York more competitive and keep local property taxes from soaring. But the wise men in Schenectady County know better. On Oct. 1, county legislators voted to override the governor’s cap, and the county manager Kathleen Rooney issued a 2013 ...

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October 10, 2012
7:47 a.m.

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Jeff Stark couldn't be more correct regarding a change in government form in Montgomery County. There needs to be A "go to person", not a hope of turning 15 heads that wear two hats, one for their town or city ward and one for the county. Having sat on the board some time ago, I know the desire to protect your town first and look for compromise from the county to secure that protection, which may not always be in the best interest of the county. A separate legislative board, with an Elected board president would give the county that "go to person" and a board who has the county's best interest at heart, and let the supervisor's run their respective towns and city wards. It's a fact that if the county is prosperous, the towns and city would be as well.

Town of Florida resident