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.
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.
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.
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.
Board members approved a decision to appeal the state Supreme Court ruling last month that dismissed the district’s petition challenging the tax agreement with Nine Mile Point Unit I. The board also approved the proposed budget for 2011-2012. The budget proposal is $74, 744,748 and contains a zero percent tax levy increase.
The Oswego City School District’s challenge regarding the tax agreement Oswego County and the town of Scriba have with Nine Mile Point Unit I was dismissed last week in state Supreme Court.
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. â€œAt this time, we are investigating the proper vehicle for challenging the tax assessment agreement regarding the Nine Mile Point No. 1 facility,â€ explained Bill Crist, superintendent.
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.
At its meeting Tuesday, the Oswego County Legislatureâ€™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.
The Oswego City School District Board of Education will conduct two public hearings tonight (May 18)Â at the Education Center Board Rooms. Both public hearings will focus on the status of Nine Mile Point Unit 1.