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NY begins sending out 2013 tax refunds ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Tax refund season has begun in New York. The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance said Monday it sent out its first 87 refunds for the 2013 tax year. The average refund was $183...
Mayors from around the state testified before the state legislative fiscal committees. In what is traditionally known as Tin Cup Day, many asked for more money, while others asked for authorization to collect more money from their citizens. First up...
NYC mayor in Albany to seek tax hike for pre-K ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio will address state lawmakers whose support is crucial for his proposed tax hike on wealthy city residents to pay for universal...
The Broome County legislature voted to open bidding on a contract to improve the jail, after the Press and Sun Bulletin reported that the contract was awarded without an open bidding period.  Broome County officials had chosen LaBella...
NY unemployment rate at lowest since Jan. 2009 ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The state Labor Department says New York's unemployment rate decreased from 7.4 percent to 7.1 percent in December, its lowest level since January 2009. The Labor Department says...
Part of the application process to build one of upstate’s new casinos is to show local support for a casino. The Broome County legislature appears set to pass a resolution tonight that would champion a casino in the county.   Traditions...