Property taxes http://wrvo.org en On budget victory lap, Cuomo says best is yet to come http://wrvo.org/post/budget-victory-lap-cuomo-says-best-yet-come <p></p><p>Gov. Andrew Cuomo continued his publicity tour Monday on the recently passed state budget with a stop in Syracuse.</p><p>Cuomo, a Democrat, was a late edition to the agenda at the annual meeting of CenterState CEO, a business development group. About a thousand business owners and local leaders attended the luncheon at the OnCenter.</p><p>The governor praised CenterState CEO's president, Rob Simpson, and Onondaga County's "phenomenal" Executive, Joanie Mahoney.</p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 23:42:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney 54267 at http://wrvo.org On budget victory lap, Cuomo says best is yet to come Cuomo to local governments: Cut spending http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-local-governments-cut-spending <p></p><p>During a speech in Irondequoit Thursday morning, Gov. Andrew Cuomo kept up pressure on local governments to cut their budgets.&nbsp;</p><p>Cuomo touted four consecutive fiscal years of on-time budgets, something he says hasn't happened since the Rockefeller era. He calls it his&nbsp;"grand slam" budget.</p><p>The governor highlighted state efforts to cut taxes, but focused on what he called "unsustainable property taxes" levied by municipalities.</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 11:15:41 +0000 Michelle Faust 54123 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo to local governments: Cut spending State budget finalized, voting on Monday http://wrvo.org/post/state-budget-finalized-voting-monday <p></p><p>Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders have finalized the details on a $138 billion state budget and say they are on track to meet the <span data-term="goog_1480901602" tabindex="0">April 1</span> deadline.</p><p>The budget includes a multi-step plan that could &nbsp;lower property taxes, $340 million for schools to start pre-K programs, and a limited test program for public campaign financing.</p> Sun, 30 Mar 2014 23:43:04 +0000 Karen DeWitt 53466 at http://wrvo.org State budget finalized, voting on Monday Budget deal could be reached Friday http://wrvo.org/post/budget-deal-could-be-reached-friday <p></p><p><strong>Update as of 7:00 a.m. Friday:</strong></p><p>Legislative leaders say they expect to have a final agreement on a state budget later today. They need a deal by midday in order to be on schedule for an on time budget when the fiscal year ends <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_597162673" tabindex="0"><span class="aQJ">on Monday</span></span>.</p><p><strong>Update as of 4:45 p.m. Thursday:</strong></p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 11:00:31 +0000 Karen DeWitt 53359 at http://wrvo.org Oswego exploring all options to cut costs, generate revenue http://wrvo.org/post/oswego-exploring-all-options-cut-costs-generate-revenue <p></p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 11:19:26 +0000 Gino Geruntino 53340 at http://wrvo.org Oswego exploring all options to cut costs, generate revenue Cuomo pushes property tax proposal, but admits opposition http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-pushes-property-tax-proposal-admits-opposition <p></p><p>Gov. Andrew Cuomo stepped away from budget negotiations in Albany on Tuesday to stump for his plan to consolidate local governments and reduce property taxes, even though he admitted afterward he may not be able to push the plan through those budget talks.</p><p>Cuomo told a crowd at the DeWitt community room that after the property tax cap he pushed through earlier in his first term as governor, this was the next step in righting the state's fiscal ship.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 22:39:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney 53253 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo pushes property tax proposal, but admits opposition Dozens arrested at Capitol as budget talks continue http://wrvo.org/post/dozens-arrested-capitol-budget-talks-continue <p></p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 10:51:48 +0000 Karen DeWitt 53035 at http://wrvo.org Dozens arrested at Capitol as budget talks continue Business groups knock Cuomo's tax freeze plan http://wrvo.org/post/business-groups-knock-cuomos-tax-freeze-plan <p></p><p>Both houses of the legislature are making changes to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s tax freeze plan in their budget proposals. And now small business groups are speaking out, saying the proposal favors some homeowners at their expense.</p><p>The state Assembly’s budget replaces Cuomo’s plan to distribute widespread rebate checks to homeowners with an alternative to benefit New Yorkers who can least afford to pay their property taxes. The Senate is also making changes, even though Republicans in the majority say they still want to reduce property taxes.</p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 09:58:24 +0000 Karen DeWitt 52686 at http://wrvo.org Assembly presents budget resolution http://wrvo.org/post/assembly-presents-budget-resolution <p></p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 03:42:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 52608 at http://wrvo.org Assembly presents budget resolution Syracuse Land Bank reports on progess in first year http://wrvo.org/post/syracuse-land-bank-reports-progess-first-year <p></p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 19:39:21 +0000 Ellen Abbott 52592 at http://wrvo.org Syracuse Land Bank reports on progess in first year Cuomo begins new push for tax freeze proposal, counties have alternative plan http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-begins-new-push-tax-freeze-proposal-counties-have-alternative-plan <p></p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 12:20:59 +0000 Karen DeWitt 52025 at http://wrvo.org New York Conference of Mayors has one focus http://wrvo.org/post/new-york-conference-mayors-has-one-focus <p></p><p>Mayors from across the state have a bone to pick with the Cuomo administration. It is the governor’s proposal for a two percent tax freeze over two years. It would reward communities with property tax rebates if local governments implement austerity measures to keep their growth under the cap.</p><p>It sounds great on the surface, but according to the New York Conference of Mayors in Albany recently, looks can be deceiving.</p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 11:50:09 +0000 Jenna Flanagan 51323 at http://wrvo.org New York Conference of Mayors has one focus Tax hearing set for Monday http://wrvo.org/post/tax-hearing-set-monday <p></p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 12:40:01 +0000 Karen DeWitt 51151 at http://wrvo.org Tax hearing set for Monday County executives split on Cuomo's consolidation agenda http://wrvo.org/post/county-executives-split-cuomos-consolidation-agenda <p></p><p>The New York State Association of Counties (<a href="http://www.nysac.org/" target="_blank">NYSAC</a>) wrapped up its annual meeting in Albany this week where county executives discussed the unique needs of New York’s regional governments.</p><p>One prominent issue was consolidation. During his budget presentation, Gov. Andrew Cuomo renewed his push for local governments to share more resources as part of a plan to freeze property taxes if counties stay within a two percent cap.</p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 12:29:34 +0000 Jenna Flanagan 51149 at http://wrvo.org County executives split on Cuomo's consolidation agenda Cuomo's budget reads like reelection agenda http://wrvo.org/post/cuomos-budget-reads-reelection-agenda <p></p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 12:51:21 +0000 Karen DeWitt 50458 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo's budget reads like reelection agenda Cuomo's budget phases in pre-K, tax cuts http://wrvo.org/post/cuomos-budget-phases-pre-k-tax-cuts <p></p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 02:13:04 +0000 Karen DeWitt 50219 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo's budget phases in pre-K, tax cuts Cuomo's tax relief proposal gains support in central New York http://wrvo.org/post/cuomos-tax-relief-proposal-gains-support-central-new-york <p></p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 13:19:25 +0000 Ellen Abbott 49998 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo's tax relief proposal gains support in central New York Cuomo's fourth State of the State focuses on taxes, economics http://wrvo.org/post/cuomos-fourth-state-state-focuses-taxes-economics <p></p><p>Gov. Andrew Cuomo offered something for everyone in his fourth State of the State message, as he faces a re-election year. He outlined programs ranging from property tax cuts to an education bond act, to allowing medical marijuana.</p><p>Cuomo began his speech focusing on tax cuts and job creation. He highlighted a plan announced earlier in the week to cut the corporate tax rate, and property taxes , in a scheme that would hinge on local governments freezing spending, and consolidating.</p><p>“The highest property tax in the country is in Westchester County,” said Cuomo.</p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 22:50:35 +0000 Karen DeWitt 49662 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo's fourth State of the State focuses on taxes, economics Taxes, marijuana and infrastructure to be discussed in State of the State address http://wrvo.org/post/taxes-marijuana-and-infrastructure-be-discussed-state-state-address <p>Gov. Andrew Cuomo gives his annual State of the State speech <span data-term="goog_907851482" tabindex="0">Wednesday</span>. Cuomo has already introduced some of his key agenda items, but there are still some surprises left. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Cuomo has already released a plan to cut business taxes, the estate tax, and a multi-step process to freeze property taxes.</p><p>He also invited Vice President Joe Biden to the Capitol to help lay out his plans for better handling future weather disasters.</p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 11:47:54 +0000 Karen DeWitt 49618 at http://wrvo.org Taxes, marijuana and infrastructure to be discussed in State of the State address Cuomo tax cut plan reduces business and property taxes http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-tax-cut-plan-reduces-business-and-property-taxes <p></p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 13:06:56 +0000 Karen DeWitt 49565 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo tax cut plan reduces business and property taxes Taxes likely to top agenda for governor, state legislature http://wrvo.org/post/taxes-likely-top-agenda-governor-state-legislature <p></p><p>One of the top issues of the 2014 legislative session will be taxes. While Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to cut taxes, some -- including New York City Mayor elect Bill de Blasio -- want to raise them.&nbsp;</p><p>In a year where Cuomo and all 213 of the state’s legislative seats are up for reelection, it’s not a big surprise that the legislative session would focus on tax cuts.</p><p>Cuomo appointed two tax commissions to study the issue, but even before they were finished, he was already signaling his intentions.</p> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 14:06:22 +0000 Karen DeWitt 49231 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo says reform is a priority, but not the first priority http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-says-reform-priority-not-first-priority <p></p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 12:53:27 +0000 Karen DeWitt 48740 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo says reform is a priority, but not the first priority Cuomo says reduced spending won't be needed to enact tax cuts http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-says-reduced-spending-wont-be-needed-enact-tax-cuts <p></p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 12:28:56 +0000 Karen DeWitt 48677 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo says reduced spending won't be needed to enact tax cuts STAR Tax rebate deadline looms large in central New York http://wrvo.org/post/star-tax-rebate-deadline-looms-large-central-new-york <p></p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 13:16:00 +0000 Ellen Abbott 48508 at http://wrvo.org Factions form over Cuomo's tax commission plan http://wrvo.org/post/factions-form-over-cuomos-tax-commission-plan <p></p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 12:47:34 +0000 Karen DeWitt 48446 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo tax commission would cut $2 billion in property, business taxes http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-tax-commission-would-cut-2-billion-property-business-taxes <p>Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s tax commission is recommending a $2 billion package that includes a temporary freeze on property taxes, and a cut in corporate taxes to a 40 year low. &nbsp;<br /> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 12:33:35 +0000 Karen DeWitt 48387 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo tax commission would cut $2 billion in property, business taxes Syracuse land bank sells its first properties http://wrvo.org/post/syracuse-land-bank-sells-its-first-properties <p>With a wish of “good luck” to the new owners, the board of the Greater Syracuse Land Bank sold its first house Tuesday. The buyers of the vacant home on the 200 block of South Collingwood Ave. are Shaqir and Zahidi Halimi.</p><p>The Eastwood neighborhood home was delinquent on property taxes and seized by the land bank, one of the 88 it's taken control of so far. There are more than 3,000 vacant and delinquent properties in the city.</p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 11:34:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney 48366 at http://wrvo.org Syracuse land bank sells its first properties Cuomo's tax commission report delayed http://wrvo.org/post/cuomos-tax-commission-report-delayed <p></p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 13:16:59 +0000 Karen DeWitt 48270 at http://wrvo.org Oswego lawmakers face decision on property tax rate hike http://wrvo.org/post/oswego-lawmakers-face-decision-property-tax-rate-hike <p></p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 21:02:05 +0000 Gino Geruntino 48063 at http://wrvo.org Oswego lawmakers face decision on property tax rate hike Oswego County Legislature prepares for upcoming budget vote http://wrvo.org/post/oswego-county-legislature-prepares-upcoming-budget-vote <p></p><p>The scrimping, saving and belt-tightening is paying off, as residents of Oswego County will only see a small increase of less than one percent in their property taxes for 2014. But what do the county's cost-saving measures mean for the average Oswego County homeowner?<br /><br />The proposed tax rate would go up 16 cents for every $1,000 of assessed property value, translating to about an extra $15 tacked onto a homeowner's bill. While the rate is the highest it's been in six years, it still keeps the rate lower than it was in 2005, by more than 20 percent.</p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 20:38:03 +0000 Gino Geruntino 47547 at http://wrvo.org Oswego County Legislature prepares for upcoming budget vote