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Cuomo urges tax cap extension, issues report on savings

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo releases a report outlining the ways in which extending the state's property tax cap would benefit taxpayers.

Astorino says he’d put a hold on new state regulations

Rob Astorino, the Republican running for governor, said he would put a hold on any new business regulations and would repeal the Scaffold Law.

State tax cap shrunk to 1.66%

The 2 percent cap gets tighter due to CPI, reduction in inflation.

Cuomo wants board to help struggling municipalities

Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed a board of state officials to help struggling municipalities.

More seek tax cap relief

State sees an uptick in those who want to up the levy more than 2 percent.

Report: Municipalities struggling to meet fiscal demands

State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli recently released his annual report on local governments and expressed concern about New York’s municipalities ability to meet their respective fiscal challenges.

Budgeting with the tax cap not easy, officials say

The tax cap was hailed as the method to bring property tax reform to New York, but many officials and business groups have complained it is ineffective without mandate relief.

Astorino unveils 2013 budget featuring 126 layoffs

County Executive Rob Astorino (R-Mount Pleasant) unveiled his $1.7 billion 2013 budget, featuring no increase on property taxes and 126 layoffs.

Lack of action on mandate relief forcing layoffs, officials say

State Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb, of Canandaigua, said at an Oct. 2 panel in Bedford that legislators would not feel compelled to authorize mandate relief measures without the governor’s leadership.

Comptroller: Local governments’ fiscal health at risk

An analysis of data from 4,000 local governments and recent municipal audits found that nearly 300 local governments had deficits in 2010 or 2011.