Senator Larkin Announces Increased State Aid For Local Cities, Towns And Villages

 

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) today announced that the 2006-07 state budget agreed upon by the Legislature includes significant increases in state aid for cities, towns, and villages in Orange and Ulster Counties to help ease the pressure of local property taxes.

"From day one of this legislative session, my colleagues and I in the Senate vowed that we would not accept a budget that did not provide property tax relief to the people of this state," said Senator Larkin. "This has been our top priority and we will accomplish this goal by increasing state assistance to local governments. These increases will help ease the tremendous burden on hardworking New Yorkers. The Legislature has agreed to these figures and now it is up to the Governor to give his final approval."

The breakdown in the increase in aid for localities in Senator Larkin’s 39th Senate District is as follows, including each locality's total aid, followed by the increase in aid from 2005-06.

 

Total Aid 2006-07                                                       Increase over 2005-06

Cities:

Newburgh -- $4,315,877                                              $838,453

Kingston -- $2,779,995                                                $455,804

Towns (Orange County):

Blooming Grove -- $52,797                                   $8,786

Chester -- $28,556                                                 $4,753

Cornwall -- $48,983                                                $8,152

Goshen -- $34,169                                                  $5,687

Highlands -- $135,543                                            $22,557

Monroe -- $47,128                                                  $7,843

Montgomery -- $69,730                                          $11,604

New Windsor -- $124,469                                      $20,714

Newburgh -- $111,164                                            $18,500

Wallkill -- $92,013                                                    $15,313

Woodbury -- $30,315                                              $5,045


Towns (Ulster County):

Esopus -- $42,441                                                          $7,063

Lloyd -- $40,924                                                        $6,811

Marlborough -- $36,748                                            $6,116

Plattekill -- $41,509                                                   $6,908

 

Villages (Orange County):

Chester -- $10,290                                                    $1,713

Cornwall-on-Hudson --$20,202                                $3,362

Goshen -- $30,176                                                     $5,022

Harriman -- $4,837                                                           $805

Highland Falls -- $36,742                                           $6,114

Kiryas Joel -- $21,931                                                $3,650

Maybrook -- $12,983                                                  $2,161

Monroe -- $32,202                                                      $5,359

Montgomery -- $13,951                                              $2,322

Walden -- $48,211                                                      $8,023

Washingtonville -- $13,381                                        $2,227