A Cayuga County employee was the highest-paid municipal government worker in Central New York during the state’s 2019 fiscal year, according to the latest edition of “What They Make,” the Empire Center’s annual report summarizing total local government pay. Read More
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A Ramapo town police officer who collected $323,562 was New York State’s highest paid local government employee outside New York City during the 12 months ending March 31, according to the 2018 edition of “What They Make,” the Empire Center’s annual analysis of local government pay. Read More
He didn't use the phrase himself, but the property tax credit unveiled yesterday by Governor Andrew Cuomo is of the type commonly known as a "circuit breaker." Like an electrical switch designed to automatically prevent a power overload, a circuit breaker tax credit is supposed to kick in when homeowners' property tax burdens overload their ability to pay. Cuomo's proposal would not represent a property tax cut but a means-tested state personal income break -- available only to some homeowners, and not available to owners of commercial, industrial or multi-family properties, which pay a hefty share of local taxes. Read More
A nurse at a New York prison raked in more than $630,000 in overtime in less than five years, putting on her time cards that she worked 192 days straight — or every day for more than six months — mostly in 16.5-hour overnight shifts, according to records obtained by The Journal News. Read More
Kathy Miller and her family moved to New York from Pennsylvania. She said they discovered that just about everything here is more expensive. "Income tax is the biggest," said Miller, of Ballston Lake. "It's double here than it is in Pennsylvania. Property taxes, school taxes, groceries, gas, even our car insurance is more in New York State." Read More
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