Essex County http://wamc.org en New Report Profiles Essex County, NY Economy http://wamc.org/post/new-report-profiles-essex-county-ny-economy <p></p><p></p><p>A new report has been issued on the economy of Essex County, New York. While it indicates the year round population is declining and Essex County is moving towards a tourism-based economy, most of the data doesn’t surprise the region’s economic leaders. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:45:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 88741 at http://wamc.org New Report Profiles Essex County, NY Economy Essex County Considers 15% Tax Levy http://wamc.org/post/essex-county-considers-15-tax-levy <p></p><p></p><p>The Essex County Board of Supervisors is debating whether to implement a 15 percent tax levy to help restore the county’s fund balance. Thu, 05 Dec 2013 23:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 79269 at http://wamc.org Essex County Considers 15% Tax Levy Essex County Board of Supervisors Face Changes Post Elections http://wamc.org/post/essex-county-board-supervisors-face-changes-post-elections <p></p><p></p><p>Election results for the Essex County New York Board of Supervisors indicate that the new board in January will lean heavily Republican and may lose all of its female members. Thu, 07 Nov 2013 23:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 77299 at http://wamc.org Essex County Board of Supervisors Face Changes Post Elections Governor Approves Essex County Sales Tax Increase http://wamc.org/post/governor-approves-essex-county-sales-tax-increase <p></p><p></p><p>New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has approved a request that will allow Essex County to increase its sales tax by one-quarter of a percent. Wed, 21 Aug 2013 22:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 71928 at http://wamc.org Governor Approves Essex County Sales Tax Increase Counties Consider Tightening Bar Hours http://wamc.org/post/counties-consider-tightening-bar-hours <p></p><p></p><p>Essex County, New York is joining a number of counties and communities considering reducing the number of hours bars can stay open. Tue, 12 Mar 2013 22:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 59711 at http://wamc.org Counties Consider Tightening Bar Hours County Grapples With Budget Gap http://wamc.org/post/county-grapples-budget-gap <p>Officials in Essex County, New York have been working to close a 13-million dollar budget gap in the 2013 budget.&nbsp; While they hope a pending sale of the county-run nursing home will make a difference, they say mandate relief from the state would be more helpful.<br><br>The rural Adirondack County has one of the lowest tax rates in New York State and has been using their fund balance to hold the line on property tax increases. Essex County Manager Dan Palmer says that may not be possible much longer.<br> Fri, 05 Oct 2012 16:20:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 49220 at http://wamc.org County Grapples With Budget Gap