Murtagh’s Campaign Literature Deceives Voters by Historical Rewrite By HEZI ARIS

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Yonkers City Council Minority Leader and 2011 Republican mayoral candidate John Murtagh in literature dated July 17, 2011, “applauded the recent NYS Supreme Court Ruling that stipulated the Yonkers Inspector General had the right to audit the books and records of the Teacher's Welfare Fund.” So far so good. Murtagh’s perspective becomes “untrue” when it is stated, “Councilman Murtagh has taken the lead on the …

eHeziMurtagh’s Campaign Literature Deceives Voters by Historical Rewrite By HEZI ARIS

Exclusive: Breaking News – New York State Comptroller’s Review of Yonkers Adopted Budget By HEZI ARIS

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YONKERS, NY — July 6, 2011 — It was on July 1, 2011, that New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli addressed a letter to Yonkers Mayor Amicone in which Comptroller DiNaolpi stated, "as Fiscal Agent for the City of Yonkers (City), I have the responsibility for reviewing the 2011-2012 adopted budget of the City to determine compliance with Chapter …

eHeziExclusive: Breaking News – New York State Comptroller’s Review of Yonkers Adopted Budget By HEZI ARIS

Special Meeting of the Yonkers City Council Called for June 23, 2011 – 4:30 p.m.

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WE, THE UNDERSIGNED MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL, PURSUANT TO RULE 1.2 OF THE CITY COUNCIL RULES, DO HEREBY CALL A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL, TO BE HELD ON THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 2011 THE CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS, FOURTH FLOOR, CITY HALL, YONKERS, NEW YORK AT 5:00 P.M. FOR THE FOLLOWING PURPOSE:   TO DISCUSS AND TAKE ACTION ON:

eHeziSpecial Meeting of the Yonkers City Council Called for June 23, 2011 – 4:30 p.m.

Mayor & City Council Reach Budget Deal

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10:00 a.m. News Conference Thursday at City Hall YONKERS, NY — Mayor Phil Amicone and members of the City Council* have reached a deal on the Fiscal Year 2012 Budget that will include more money for the Yonkers Public Schools to help save some educational programs. The budget deal will not raise property taxes beyond the 4.8% increase that was …

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Albany Looks Askance at Endorsing Yonkers’ Budget Request By HEZI ARIS

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YONKERS, NY — The Transitional Financing Authority (TFA) proposal brought before the Yonkers City Council by Yonkers Mayor Phil Amicone derailed the focus demanded of the Yonkers City Council to scrutinize Mayor Amicone’s proposed FY 2011-2012 budget.  The TFA was not fully explained. Instead, City Hall promoted the TFA as the manna from heaven to fill a $42 million hole …

eHeziAlbany Looks Askance at Endorsing Yonkers’ Budget Request By HEZI ARIS

The State Must Act Now By CHUCK LESNICK

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In a bi-partisan effort to avert severe cuts to the Yonkers Public Schools that would result in 700 layoffs, the Yonkers City Council voted 6-1 early Wednesday morning to ask the State to create a Transitional Finance Authority (TFA). The Authority would refinance some of our existing debt resulting in a $20 million reduction in our operating costs for next …

eHeziThe State Must Act Now By CHUCK LESNICK

Increase in the Rate of the Yonkers Resident Income Tax Surcharge

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Yonkers, NY — An acid-tongued blogger advised us they had this late afternnon visited the New York State Tax Website and noticed that the publication on March 21, 2011, of the withholding instructions for the increased Yonkers Withholding Tax. The acid-tongued blogger states, "I knew from last year's budget that this should have gone into effect as of Jan 1st. …

eHeziIncrease in the Rate of the Yonkers Resident Income Tax Surcharge

The Shaky State Budget: Preliminary Overview and Analysis BY Edmund. J. McMahon

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New York finally has a new state budget—more or less. On Aug. 3, the state Senate passed a bill containing nearly $800 million in tax hikes and other provisions that represent the final piece of the budget for the fiscal year that began April.  Passage of the 2010-11 appropriation bills was completed by the Legislature June 28–after which Gov David Paterson vetoedthousands …

eHeziThe Shaky State Budget: Preliminary Overview and Analysis BY Edmund. J. McMahon

Amicone Resubmits Budget; Asserts Urgent Action Required

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 YONKERS, NY, July 12, 2010 — With an urgent deadline looming and the city set to run out of cash, Yonkers Mayor Phil Amicone resubmitted the 2011 budget to the City Council late on Monday calling for urgent action on its adoption.

eHeziAmicone Resubmits Budget; Asserts Urgent Action Required

Yonkers Parking Authority Debt Service Report BY YONKERS INSPECTOR GENERAL DAN SCHORR

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Text was missing from report; now updated.  Read the Yonkers Tribune, June 28, 2010 editorial entitled: The Hezitorial: Yonkers City Hall Deceives City Agencies to Cover Up Mayor’s $800,000 Blunder BY HEZI ARIS for background information. Inspector General Dan Schorr's Yonkers Parking Authority Debt Service Report Yonkers, NY, July 1, 2010 — This report is issued in response to Mayor Philip A. Amicone's letter …

eHeziYonkers Parking Authority Debt Service Report BY YONKERS INSPECTOR GENERAL DAN SCHORR