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Senators to host Glens Falls forum on state budget process

2011-01-06T12:27:00Z Senators to host Glens Falls forum on state budget process Glens Falls Post-Star
January 06, 2011 12:27 pm

GLENS FALLS -- State Sens. Elizabeth Little, R-Queensbury, and Roy McDonald, R-Saratoga, will update local government officials on the state budget process and status of legislation at a forum at 10 a.m. Feb. 11 at Crandall Public Library in Glens Falls.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is expected to release details of his proposed state budget around Feb. 1.

Officials from municipalities in a new regional planning group are expected to attend, said Glens Falls Economic/Community Development Director Edward Bartholomew.

The group includes Glens Falls, Queensbury, Fort Edward, Hudson Falls, Kingsbury, Warren County, Washington County, South Glens Falls and Moreau.

The forum is open to the public, but a question-and-answer time is intended for local government officials, Bartholomew said.

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  1. cg57
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    cg57 - January 06, 2011 9:14 pm
    listen, if you've got a question, contact your town supervisor and give it to him before the meeting. However, I think the primary questions that should be addressed at this forum is how the state cutbacks are going to affect the local budgets. For instance, how much is the state going to scale back the CHIPS program that pays for part of the paving done. If so, what are the local highway departments going to do, make up the difference thru higher taxation, or defer paving. The state might also change the fee structure for local courts taking a bigger share of the fines collected, or change the mortgage tax allocation which is a big share of many local budgets. There are a lot of potential changes to funding that could take place that would have a big impact on our local property taxes.
  2. NCC-1701
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    NCC-1701 - January 06, 2011 8:36 pm
    Well, a regional cooperation/ Is this the start of something that may be both efficient and cost-effective! Let's pray this is so!
  3. listen2me
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    listen2me - January 06, 2011 6:09 pm
    All the little people won't get to ask any questions. Just the mighty politicians will get that opportunity.
  4. bumpusdogs
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    bumpusdogs - January 06, 2011 3:33 pm
    Could someone please ask the senators why Teresa Sayward is allowed to simultaneously draw a pension from the state for state Assembly while she is drawing a salary for being in the state Assembly?

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