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Schenectady County OKs big tax increase for 2013

Library loses $250K; tax bills on average likely to rise by $57

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Schenectady County legislators passed an amended 2013 budget that lowers the tax levy increase to 5.9 percent, but will require the Public Library to reduce its expenses by $250,000 next year and likely force a restructuring of its operations. The revised $295.48 million spending plan was approved by a vote of 9-6 during a special session of the Legislature Tuesday. Conservative Holly Vellano and Republican James Buhrmaster were joined in their opposition to the budget ...

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October 24, 2012
7:34 a.m.

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The Glendale Home is a financial disaster. There are so many other nursing homes here and so many companies that would probably run another. The taxpayers of this county are being swamped with tax increases and anything that makes it worse should go.

October 24, 2012
9:17 a.m.

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Regarding Chairwoman Judy Dagostino's comment: “The cap has made this a very challenging budget year,” she said.

What was so challenging about it since you just ignored the cap anyway and produced a budget that was DOUBLE the tax cap?

I hope Schenectady politicians enjoy this term, because it will be your LAST!