tax cap http://wrvo.org en 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 Comptroller: Local governments face grim fiscal reality http://wrvo.org/post/comptroller-local-governments-face-grim-fiscal-reality <p>A report from the state comptroller finds local governments in New York are struggling financially. Around 10 percent are running deficits or suffering from cash flow problems, and there is no end in sight.<br /><br /> Thu, 02 Aug 2012 13:37:08 +0000 Karen DeWitt 23536 at http://wrvo.org New York state voters head to the polls http://wrvo.org/post/new-york-state-voters-head-polls <p>Voters across New York state will go to the polls today to vote for or against their local school budgets. This is the first vote since the state imposed a cap on how much local districts can raise the tax levy.</p><p> Tue, 15 May 2012 16:20:58 +0000 Catherine Loper 19288 at http://wrvo.org New York state voters head to the polls School Budget Series: An interview with education expert Rick Timbs http://wrvo.org/post/school-budget-series-interview-education-expert-rick-timbs <p>On Tuesday, May 15, voters across New York state will vote on their local school district budgets, and the property tax levies needed to pay for them. WRVO&#39;s Catherine Loper spoke with Rick Timbs, executive director of the Statewide School Finance Consortium about the effect this year&#39;s budget cycle will have on schools and the future of education funding in New York.</p><p> Fri, 11 May 2012 14:20:56 +0000 Catherine Loper 19099 at http://wrvo.org School Budget Series: An interview with education expert Rick Timbs