Statement from Gov. Cuomo on FY2014-2015 Budget Negotiations

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“Now that the legislature’s one house budget resolutions are being completed, real discussions can begin.  “The main budget issue will be whether we have the will to do what is politically difficult and attack the waste and duplication of local governments that drive up property taxes. Property taxes are the single largest and most devastating tax in our state. I …

eHeziStatement from Gov. Cuomo on FY2014-2015 Budget Negotiations

Yonkers Budget Update by JOHN MURTAGH

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I just wanted to share a brief update on this year's budget. As you know, due to declining revenue, cuts in aid from Albany, increased costs and the continuing difficult economy, we were facing the prospect of significant cuts in school programs and staff. Last year, you may recall, there were similar cuts in police, fire and sanitation until much was restored …

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New York Civic: Herding Cats By Henry J. Stern

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Glory Be. Big Three Agree. Foresee Albany Tranquility. The Post's front-page headline this morning, PIGS FLY, reflected the skepticism and cynicism that some New Yorkers feel at the report that the governor and legislative leaders had agreed on a state budget five days in advance of the April 1 deadline. The Times' headline was predictably more sedate: ALBANY STRIKES BUDGET ACCORD TO CUT SPENDING. The …

eHeziNew York Civic: Herding Cats By Henry J. Stern

Budget and Finance Committee Meeting

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Yonkers, NY, September 13, 2010 —  Budget and Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Lesnick has scheduled a meeting for Wednesday, September 15, 2010 at 6:00 PM, Yonkers City Hall Council Chambers, 4th Floor.  The following items will be on the Agenda: A discussion on the Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) for the following departments (Approximate Times): 

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DiNapoli’s Office Completes Audit of City of Yonkers

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Albany, NY, September 3, 2010 – New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli  announced September 1, 2010 his office having completed the audit :City of Yonkers – Budget Review. “My office’s audits of local governments improve their financial management practices,” DiNapoli said. “These audits are tools for local officials to make sure proper policies and procedures are in place to protect taxpayer dollars. …

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Response to Murtagh’s Letter BY JOSÉ A. CARABALLO

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As the President of The Yonkers Firefighters of Local 628 I DEMAND an immediate apology from Councilman Murtagh to the members of The Yonkers Fire Department for the comment made in his letter (The budget 2010-2011). Speaking on behalf of Local 628 and its union members, that is not only a bold face lie but very insulting as well.

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Klein, Stewart-Cousins, Pretlow and Spano to Legislative Leaders: We Must Reconvene and Take Action

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Yonkers, NY, July 11, 2010 — This has been a very difficult budget year, as anticipated, but we have taken necessary actions to significantly reduce spending, while making sure the residents of the City of Yonkers continue to receive the vital quality of life services they depend on and deserve. Several weeks ago, we provided an additional $21 million in …

eHeziKlein, Stewart-Cousins, Pretlow and Spano to Legislative Leaders: We Must Reconvene and Take Action

Assembly Completes Budget BY MIKE SPANO

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 “I want to emphasize that while I am pleased with the municipal aid we were able to secure to help the city manage its budget, I am extremely disappointed with the late process by which this budget was put together and feel that some of the items included will negatively impact our families and our businesses. For that reason, I …

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Ugly Budget, But a Pretty Precedent BY EDMUND J. McMAHON

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What just happened in Albany, anyway? Did Gov. Paterson skillfully maneuver New York's Legislature into adopting a tighter and more timely state budget than it was capable of producing on its own? Or did he help the Legislature dig the state government into an even deeper fiscal hole, hammering New York's economy with even more new taxes as part of …

eHeziUgly Budget, But a Pretty Precedent BY EDMUND J. McMAHON