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Sales tax receipts surge statewide, filling local government coffers

BY PETER WARREN After receiving an extraordinary infusion of federal emergency aid, local governments across every region of the state raked in robust sales tax collections during the three months that ended on June 30th, according to a report issued Friday


WARREN: Opportunity in the American Rescue Plan

BY PETER WARREN Some New York local governments are soliciting input from residents as they decide how to spend billions in pandemic emergency dollars earmarked in March under the $2.1 trillion federal American Rescue Plan (ARP). It’s a chance to shore


Voters approve nearly all school budgets within tax cap

BY PETER WARREN School budget votes proposing an average increase in per pupil spending of 4.2 percent were overwhelmingly approved in state-wide voting held yesterday, with all but five of 685 individual budget votes succeeding. New York’s tax cap law did flex