Tagged: montgomery county ny

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Cognitive Dissonance — Part A

The embedded documents below include  a letter from the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors of Montgomery County to Mayor Thane and the Common Council and a letter in response from Mayor Thane. Let me highlight the salient section from the Supervisor Quackenbush’s letter: The...

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Mudness

When I see stuff in the paper like this: A 23.45 percent tax increase was originally proposed, Bowerman said. With the $4 million being used, the tax increase would be 15.7 percent, he said. And I think back to statements like this (from here) :...

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Hmmm

I think the piece on the proposed cuts at the county should make us city folk pause a bit. Here’s the level of cuts in services and capacity on the table(here): DiMezza’s plan also included taking advantage of early retirement incentives being offered by the...

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Reflections on 9%

I’m somewhat baffled at some of the reactions to the proposed 9% sales tax rate for Montgomery County. Do we really think that a viable option is to simply not fund mandated programs? I think the term ‘mandate’ has a very specific meaning; we can’t...