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.
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.
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.