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TAXING QUESTIONS AND ISSUES

The second regular session of the Allegany County Legislature convened at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, February 27, 2017. Marine Corps Corporal Gregory Bock led us in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. Greg enlisted on February 26, 2013, and was just … Continue reading

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NYSAC LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE – 2017 REPORT

From January 29th through February 2nd seven County Legislators and several County Officials were in Albany to attend this year’s NYSAC Legislative Conference. Those attending included Legislators Curt Crandall, David Decker, Dwight Fanton, Judy Hopkins, Kevin LaForge, Debra Root, and … Continue reading

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EXPANDABLE “RIGHTS” AND “WRONGS”

When I was growing up I thought that there were certain “inalienable” rights that everyone possessed, and that they given to us by God. I was apparently mistaken. Our courts and politicians have decided that there are lots of “rights” … Continue reading

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NASTY DOUBLE STANDARD – NYS “TAX CAP” HYPOCRISY

In 2013 the State imposed a “Tax Cap” on Allegany County (and all other NYS municipalities). At the time Governor Cuomo declared that local governments must learn to “live within their means.’ The Governor’s comments represent extreme hypocrisy. Most local … Continue reading

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SOUND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

  The second monthly meeting of the Allegany County Legislature was held on Monday, June 27th, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. Twelve Legislators were present, with three absent. Former Air Force Senior Airman Daniel Fuller, of Scio led us in the … Continue reading

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REAL PROPERTY REVALUATIONS – REALITY AND MYTH

October 6, 2013 Real property assessments, and especially property revaluations, are a hot topic.  Unfortunately both topics are largely misunderstood.  In this article I will present “facts” to hopefully eliminate some of the confusion.  Some readers may be surprised by … Continue reading

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