Essex County

New York News
6:30 pm
Thu December 5, 2013

Essex County Considers 15% Tax Levy

The Essex County Board of Supervisors is debating whether to implement a 15 percent tax levy to help restore the county’s fund balance.

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New York News
6:30 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

Essex County Board of Supervisors Face Changes Post Elections

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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.

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New York News
6:30 pm
Wed August 21, 2013

Governor Approves Essex County Sales Tax Increase

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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.

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New England News
6:30 pm
Tue March 12, 2013

Counties Consider Tightening Bar Hours

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Essex County, New York is joining a number of counties and communities considering reducing the number of hours bars can stay open.

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New York News
12:20 pm
Fri October 5, 2012

County Grapples With Budget Gap

Officials in Essex County, New York have been working to close a 13-million dollar budget gap in the 2013 budget.  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.

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.

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