property tax

New England News
12:10 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

Springfield City Council Sets New Property Tax Rates

New property tax rates have been set in Springfield, Massachusetts.  For the first time in many years, the rates for both homeowners and business property owners have been reduced, as property values continue to recover from the Great Recession

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New England News
11:20 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

Vt. Dems, Republican Milne Tackle School Funding

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Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Milne has unveiled an ambitious plan to cut per-pupil public school spending in Vermont by a third, and use the savings to pay for the state's young people to attend a Vermont college.

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Fri September 26, 2014

9/26/14 Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock and University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao. WAMC New Director, Ian Pickus also joins for part of today's conversation.

Topics include:
Eric Holder
Subway terror plot?
FBI director blasts Apple, Google for locking police out of phones
Derek Jeter
Property tax cap upheld

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New York News
6:06 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

Cuomo Pushes Property Tax Freeze, Support Lags In Legislature

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has enlisted the aid of some local government leaders to promote his tax freeze proposal, which has been losing ground in the New York State legislature.

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New York News
6:06 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

Cuomo Starts New Push For Tax Freeze Proposal

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is starting a new push for his property tax freeze plan, while counties in the state say they have a better idea, which they say could result in lower property taxes in New York for even longer.

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New England News
12:15 pm
Fri June 28, 2013

City Budget Is Final, But Debate Continues

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The  city of Springfield, Massachusetts will begin a new fiscal year on Monday July 1st with a balanced budget.  The conclusion this week of the annual budget debate in city hall left unresolved several issues that resonate beyond Springfield. 

       Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno praised the city council’s  12 to 2 vote to adopt a $572 million budget. He said it will maintain current municipal employment levels and keep core city services intact.

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New England News
12:31 pm
Tue May 8, 2012

State Help Sought For City's Finances

The city of Springfield Massachusetts is facing serious financial problems, again. The city's mayor and members of his finance team met in Boston Monday with the Speaker of the Massachusetts House and the State Senate President to appeal for help.  WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.


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