Friday, January 25, 2008

Spitz Blitzed

Local officials, including those in Rensselaer County, are tallying up the costs of Governor Steamroller’s second budget. And the costs aren’t pretty, with County Executive Jimino and legislators saying the budget will shift big expenses to counties and school districts, hurting property taxpayers, and aid reductions and formula shifts alone would result in an 8 percent county property tax increase.

Oh, and don’t forget those 47 state fee increases. [LP]