Tag: Local Government

If you could vote to reduce your taxes by about 25 percent, but doing so meant you would be responsible for almost doubling what your neighbor pays, what would you choose? Read More

This fall, the Empire Center for Public Policy released its first evaluation of websites for the state’s 500 largest counties, municipalities, and school districts — and gave 85 percent of them failing grades. In the Enterprise coverage area, three were evaluated: The county of Albany and the town of Guilderland both got Fs while the Guilderland Central School District earned a C. Read More

The failing grades given local government websites by the Empire Center for Public Policy shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone who’s tried to use them. Read More


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