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October 21, 2018



As someone who has benefited from CHIP, Ursula Rozum explains the importance of the program.

Area Residents Urge Katko To Oppose Cuts To CHIP

More than 20 local residents gathered in Franklin Square (West) Park today (May 24) to urge Congressman John Katko to vote against President Trump’s and Congressional Republicans’ plan to make draconian cuts to the Children’s Health Insurance Program in order to pay for the $1.5 trillion tax break for the wealthy, which was passed in December.

Katko, Local Leaders Praise Wins For CNY In Final Tax Reform Bill

U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today (Dec. 19), highlighted significant wins for Central New York in the final tax reform legislation scheduled for a vote in the House and Senate today. Katko, who supported the Tax Cut and Jobs Act in the House, continued to advocate for Central New York’s interests as the House and Senate worked together to conference on the bill.

Rally Held Opposing GOP Tax Plan

More than two dozen concerned citizens spent their lunch hour Friday (Dec. 8) holding an informational picket outside Oswego City Hall. The group sought to highlight the cons of the proposed GOP tax plan.
Some, armed with signs, went into City Hall to see if anyone was working in Congressman John Katko’s office. No one was working and the office was locked. Later, they patrolled the west side of West First Street to get their message out to pedestrians and motorists.

Schumer: Just-Released Trump Tax Plan Hurts NY More Than Any Other State

Following the release of President Trump’s tax plan, U.S. Senator Charles Schumer today (April 30) pushed to preserve very popular and essential, but, nevertheless, at-risk tax deductions New York homeowners and taxpayers depend upon to keep the high cost of living in-check. Schumer explained that New York homeowners are in tax jeopardy as President Trump’s new tax plan proposes eliminating state and local property tax deductions.

Oswego School Board Hires Binghamton Attorney To Sue Over NiMi I Tax Deal

UPDATED: Following an executive session Monday night, the Oswego City School District board of education voted 6-1 to sue over the tax agreement for Nine Mile Point Unit I. They hired Binghamton real estate and assessment attorney Paul Sheppard. “At this time, we are investigating the proper vehicle for challenging the tax assessment agreement regarding the Nine Mile Point No. 1 facility,” explained Bill Crist, superintendent.

County Approves One-Year PILOT With Constellation

Legislator Mike Kunzwiler, standing center, makes a point  regarding the tentative agreement prior to the legislature’s vote  Thursday night. Looking on, from left in foreground, are legislators  Terry Wilbur and Morris Sorbello. In background from left are Jacob  Mulcahey and Fred Beardsley.

The Oswego County Legislature voted 23-0-2 Thursday night to join the town of Scriba in accepting a one-year PILOT (Payment In Lieu Of Taxes) agreement with Constellation (owner of the Nine Mile Point Unit I nuclear power plant). Of the three entities involved, the town of Scriba voted to accept the deal while the Oswego City District Board of Education voted against it.

Public Hearing Set On County Nuke Deal

The Nine Mile Point nuclear station, with Nine Mile 1 on the left  and Nine Mile 2 and its signature cooling tower on the right. Photo ©  Constellation Energy Group, Inc. 2008

At its meeting Tuesday, the Oswego County Legislature’s Nuclear Plant Tax Status Committee approved two resolutions dealing with Nine Mile Point Unit I. It would provide for a one-year PILOT deal with the nuclear power plant. Scriba has voted to accept the deal; the Oswego school board voted against it.

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