Oswego, NY – Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner is trying to maintain the city's share of sales tax revenue.
To help address fiscal problems, Onondaga County wants a larger share of more then $200 million in sales tax revenue. The agreement between the county, Syracuse, towns, villages and school districts ends later this year.
But Mayor Miner said Syracuse cannot afford to lose sales tax revenue to the county and neither can Central N.Y.
Oswego, NY – The Senate released their budget proposal, which doesn't include allowing the sale of wine in grocery stores. That's an idea teacher's unions want. Plus, a new poll shows Andrew Cuomo maintains a strong lead.
Albany, NY – Senate Democrats have approved their version of the state budget. It includes deep spending cuts first proposed by Governor David Paterson, but refrains from imposing taxes proposed by the governor, including those on soda pop and cigarettes.
Oswego, NY – Many school districts across the state and around the region are making plans to cut dozens and sometimes hundreds of teachers as they face budget cuts.
This may be good for taxpayers, but not so good for the men and women who want to be teachers. When it comes to jobs, recent college grads with no experience may find that tenured teachers are jumping in line ahead of them.