Orangetown Ponders Tax Cap Compliance

Jobs, staffing, composting top Tuesday Agenda BY ROBERT KNIGHT CITY EDITOR ROCKLAND COUNTY TIMES The Orangetown Town Board was pleased with itself three weeks ago when it announced that it would keep its property tax increase to only 1.9 percent next year, meaning the town would just barely skirt New York State’s mandate to keep […]

North Rockland School Board sets equalized tax rates

Note — The Journal News daily newspaper has published different tax rates than those reported in the article below, based on information provided to them by Stony Point Supervisor Geoff Finn and Tax Assessor Bill Beckman. The school district has confirmed the Rockland County Times correctly reported the numbers they district released at the special […]

Tax Reform Should Put Consumers First — Not Banks

BY PATRICIA WESENBERG As tax reform picks up speed in Congress, special-interest groups are storming Capitol Hill to ensure that they get favorable tax treatment. Fortunately, some groups — like credit unions — are looking out for the interests of hard-working Americans in this tax reform debate. For years, big banks have been trying to […]

THE PROS AND CONS TO UPPING MINIMUM WAGE

PRO: Minimum Wage Increase Makes Good Business Sense BY DARIUS ROSS When Governor Cuomo called for raising New York’s minimum wage, he expressed not only his own view, but also the convictions of 80 percent of New Yorkers who agree that the state’s lowest-paid workers are in urgent need of a raise. As a business […]

NYSAC Testifies on County Impact of Proposed State Budget

Press Release from NYSAC The New York State Association of Counties (NYSAC) on Monday presented testimony on the county impact of the 2013-14 State Budget to a Local Government Hearing of the New York State Legislature. While there are no new state resources set aside to ease the financial burden of state mandates imposed on […]

Legislator Frank Sparaco Declines to Seek Minority Leader Post

Legislator Frank Sparaco Declines to Seek Minority Leader Post

Press Release Rockland County Legislator Frank Sparaco (R-Valley Cottage) has announced that he is declining to seek the post of minority leader of the Rockland County Legislature for the 2013 session. Legislator Sparaco was elected minority leader for the 2011 session, and again for the 2012 session. “It has been a privilege and an honor […]

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