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The Troy City Council agreed on a budget compromise Tuesday night, effectively halving a 9.2 percent property tax increase.

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The Plattsburgh Common Council took public comments on the proposed city budget last night.  Most comments focused on two recent items the body addressed.

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Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy presented his 2016 budget Thursday. The Democratic mayor, up for re-election in November, is keeping the city tax rate flat.

  The GOP House budget had some detractors from with the Republican conference.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Chris Gibson tells WAMC’s Alan why he voted nay.

Most arguments in Washington ultimately boil down to how much to spend and what to spend it on.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Nita Lowey tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the Republican budget is bad for her constituents.

    

  Carl Richards is a certified financial planner and a columnist for the New York Times, where he has a weekly “Sketch Guy” column. Carl has been featured on Marketplace Money and is the author of The Behavior Gap.

In his new book, The One-Page Financial Plan: A Simple Way To Be Smart About Your Money, Richards shares the one question that should be at the heart of your personal finance strategy: “Why is money important to me?” The answer is different for everyone, but it’s a solid foundation for making a long-term plan. The fact is, in a single page you can prioritize what you really want in life and figure out how to get there. How much should I really save?

As details of the New York State budget filter out, different municipal and business sectors are reviewing it to determine its potential impact. WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley spoke with some North Country interests on their initial budget thoughts.

3/19/15 Panel

Mar 19, 2015

  The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

WAMC’s Alan Chartock, WAMC newsman Ray Graf, and Poughkeepsie Journal Editor Stu Shinske.

Scheduled topics: Tunis Attack; UN Israel Relations; Obama on Budget; Senate on Budget; State Dept. on Clinton E-mails.

3/18/15 Panel

Mar 18, 2015

  The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, essayist, author, editor and activist - Barbara Smith and Political Consultant, Libby Post.

Schedule topics today include Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wins election in Israel; Penn State frat suspended; Presbyterian Church approves same-sex marriage; US Budget; new findings in breast biopsies.

During a budget committee hearing on Wednesday ranking member Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders railed at business leaders who are suggesting program cuts for the poor to help balance the budget.

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