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Little Cosponsors ‘Circuit Breaker’ Property Tax Relief Bill

State Senator Betty Little is cosponsoring legislation to create a “circuit breaker” tax credit program that would provide relief to homeowners whose rising property tax bills are outpacing their income.

May 12, 2009
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Firefighters Want Spot on New Cell Tower

By KIM SMITH DEDAM, The Press RepublicanStaff Writer

May 11, 2009 10:50 am

— DUANE — Fire officials in this rural edge of the Adirondack Park are looking forward to improved communications systems.

Gil Paddock, assistant fire chief and president of the Duane Volunteer Fire Co., said they’ve reached an agreement with Verizon Wireless to co-locate emergency communications equipment on a new cellular-telephone tower proposed behind the fire station on Route 26. The site is not far from Studley Hill Road.

May 11, 2009
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Senator Little Urges Better Oversight of Stimulus Spending

     Greater oversight of state government’s spending of federal stimulus funding is the goal of a proposal being pushed by State Senator Betty Little and her Republican Senate colleagues.

     The lawmakers announced the plan at an Albany news conference, saying that transparency is needed to prevent abuses and ensure funding is distributed fairly to all regions of the state.  Also, the lawmakers want a system that tracks the new jobs expected to be created as a result of stimulus spending.

May 5, 2009
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