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Proposed city budget: Spending, property tax would increase

Rochester Mayor Lovely A. Warren’s proposed budget for the coming fiscal year includes property tax and fee increases as part of an effort to close a multi-million-dollar budget gap, although it also includes continued investment for big-tickets projects such as ...

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Schools to see increases in state aid

Monroe County school districts will receive significant increases in education funding as part of the final 2014-15 state budget agreement, according to Assembly Majority Leader Joe Morelle, D-Irondequoit. City and suburban schools will receive funding increases above the statewide average. ...

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Advocates argue over higher estate tax limit

ALBANY — Supporters of a proposal to raise New York’s estate tax threshold above $1 million say it would help thousands of homeowners, farmers and small business owners and not just the super-wealthy. Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to increase New ...

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Sheriff’s salary showdown looming

In the midst of intense questioning over his proposed $37,300 salary increase that would take effect next year, Monroe County Sheriff Patrick O’Flynn was asked if he plans to attend a Legislature meeting Tuesday night, as lawmakers may have more ...

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Economists predict increase in consumer spending

WASHINGTON — Consumer spending is likely to pick up this year, while government spending declines at a faster rate, according to a survey of business economists. The economists predict that the U.S. economy will grow 2.4 percent this year and ...

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Reaction mixed on wage increase

Low-income workers may be applauding the deal reached in Albany that raises the minimum wage to $9 an hour. Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Assembly and state Senate leaders have reached a deal as part of a tentative agreement on a ...

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Rates for city fees and fines adjusted

Fines for parking tickets issued in the city of Rochester increased Thursday. The fine increase was included in the city’s fiscal 2012-13 budget and is the first increase of parking ticket fines in more than 10 years. Revenue from parking ...

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US foreclosure activity hit 7-month high in Oct.

LOS ANGELES — More U.S. homes entered the foreclosure process in October than in the previous month, with Florida, Pennsylvania and Indiana registering among the largest monthly increases, new data show. Some 77,733 properties received an initial default notice last ...

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US businesses ordered more factory goods in March

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. businesses increased their demand for industrial machinery, computers and autos in March, lifting factory orders for the fifth consecutive month. Orders rose 3 percent in March after a 0.7 percent increase in February ...

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Patents climb in Rochester

The total number of patents issued to Rochester-area businesses increased again in the final quarter of 2010, according to figures released by the Albany intellectual property law firm of Hoffman Warnick LLC. The increase was modest but has been climbing steadily ...

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