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Budget includes property tax relief plan

A state budget — and with it a controversial property tax freeze — may be in place, but the battle over mandate relief is expected to continue. A $1.5 billion property tax freeze program, which is given to residents who ...

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Wait-and-see approach to mandate relief

Leaders of New York municipalities looking for financial help need not come to Albany with their hands out. That’s one of the messages from Gov. Andrew Cuomo to local government leaders, many of whom have been seeking an easing of ...

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Leaders worry no relief in sight from mandates

Gun control. Upstate casinos. Minimum wage hike. The debate rages over what Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in his at times fiery State of the State address last week. But what he didn’t say has many leaders simmering. Mandate relief, without ...

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Ontario Co. takes mandate battle to homes

The issue of mandate relief has vexed local municipal leaders for some time. In Ontario County, residents soon will learn firsthand what the problem is all about. A detailed list of the mandates that drive up budgets will be included ...

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