tax rebates en Most area school budgets stay within tax cap <p></p><p>Residents of school districts across the state go to the polls today to vote on budgets. These spending plans were created in the shadow of the state’s property tax cap program.</p><p>Most of the schools in New York state are offering budgets that keep tax increases below the state’s suggested two percent tax cap. These budgets are also increasing spending at an average rate of 2.6 percent.</p><p>To make up the difference, Tim Kremer, executive director of the New York State School Boards Association says most districts are dipping into savings.</p> Tue, 20 May 2014 10:16:17 +0000 Ellen Abbott 56040 at Most area school budgets stay within tax cap STAR Tax rebate deadline looms large in central New York <p></p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 13:16:00 +0000 Ellen Abbott 48508 at Cuomo setting the stage for tax cuts <p></p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 14:21:16 +0000 Karen DeWitt 45653 at Despite early expectations, budget includes tax increase extensions <p>The new state budget that lawmakers are enacting this week contains a tax package that includes both tax breaks and tax increases. The spending plan comes just two months after Gov. Andrew Cuomo&nbsp; said there would not be any new taxes in the budget. Wed, 27 Mar 2013 08:08:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 35329 at Legislature on track to finish budget this week <p>The state budget is on track to be finished on time, and before the March 31 deadline, now that all of the spending bills were finally printed shortly before midnight on Monday. Tue, 26 Mar 2013 04:37:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 35262 at Senate passes some budget bills, Assembly waits until Thursday <p>The New York State Senate held a rare Sunday session at the Capitol, in an attempt to get the state budget finished on time in the midst of major religious holidays. Mon, 25 Mar 2013 12:49:26 +0000 Karen DeWitt 35234 at Budget accord reached; lawmakers still filling in details <p>Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders agreed to a framework for a new state budget Wednesday evening, but say they are still working out many of the details. Thu, 21 Mar 2013 13:04:03 +0000 Karen DeWitt 35063 at