Senator Nozzolio: State Budget Includes Increased State Aid For City Of Auburn

Michael F. Nozzolio

March 27, 2006

Geneva – Citing the importance of reducing local property taxes for homeowners, New York State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio (R-Fayette) announced today that the 2006-2007 State Budget agreed upon by the Legislature includes increased State aid to the City of Auburn. This assistance was originally requested by Senator Nozzolio and has been included in the final State budget.

The 2006-2007 State Budget will provide the City of Auburn with $4,717,080 in State funding. This represents an increase of $887,076 over last year’s total of $3,679,088 in unrestricted aid that the Senator helped secure in the 2005-2006 State budget.

"This State aid, which I fought to secure once again this year, will provide meaningful assistance to the City of Auburn to help keep local property taxes down for residents while continuing to provide important services to our citizens. It will also provide the City with needed assistance in dealing with the fiscal challenges facing local governments," Senator Nozzolio said.

Tim Lattimore, Mayor of Auburn said, “We greatly appreciate Senator Nozzolio’s continued support and hard work on our behalf and his efforts once again this year to secure this sorely needed State assistance for the City of Auburn.”

"As State Senator, I was pleased to work aggressively to secure this needed funding in an effort to provide greater tax relief for my constituents in the City of Auburn," Senator Nozzolio concluded.

The final State budget will be enacted later this week.