Executive Budget

Adirondack Park sign
Pat Bradley/WAMC

In February, Adirondack interests raised concerns about a proposal in Governor Andrew Cuomo’s budget that would shift how New York pays property taxes to local communities on lands it owns in the Adirondacks. A “Forever Taxable” Coalition formed to oppose a cap and Payment in Lieu of Taxes system in the Adirondacks and Catskills. The effort was successful and the idea was removed from the final budget. But concerns remain that such a proposal could re-appear in the future.

Adirondack Park sign
Pat Bradley/WAMC

Two weeks ago, Adirondack interests raised concerns about an item Governor Andrew Cuomo’s budget that would shift how New York pays property taxes to local communities on lands it owns in the Adirondacks.  Now, a “Forever Taxable” Coalition has been formed to oppose a Payment in Lieu of Taxes system in the Adirondacks and Catskills.

Adirondack Park sign
Pat Bradley/WAMC

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s budget plan includes a proposal to shift how the state pays property taxes to local communities on lands it owns in the Adirondacks.  Regional representatives, municipalities and conservation groups say it would be a bad idea to shift to a PILOT, or Payment in Lieu of Taxes, system.

Joint legislative hearings on New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposed 2014-2105 budget are being held this week. Wednesday’s testimony focused on environmental issues.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has dispatched members of his cabinet to communities across the state to review his executive budget. During the presentation Thursday in Plattsburgh, local officials and business owners peppered the state representative with questions.

Photo Provided

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s executive budget released Tuesday includes one of the largest investments in New York’s education system. His call for statewide universal pre-K is being praised by educators in the North Country.

Office of Governor Andrew Cuomo

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo delivered his budget address Tuesday afternoon, and it’s receiving mixed reviews from North Country and Adirondack interests.

Pat Arnow

Education and Medicaid comprise 50-percent of the state budget.  Governor Cuomo’s proposed education budget will continue several of the funding programs that were enacted in the last budget appropriation.

NYS School Boards Association Executive Director Timothy Kremer says he is favorably impressed with the Governor’s plan.