12/02/16 4:22pm
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Sean Walter

When New York State first approved its state property tax levy cap in 2011, this newspaper called it the biggest unfunded mandate of all. Two years later, we editorialized that the tax cap should never have been labeled “2 percent” if exceptions allow municipalities to increase budgets by more than that amount without technically piercing the cap.


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10/29/15 10:00am
10/29/2015 10:00 AM

The Riverhead Town Board rejected most of the proposal budget amendments  submitted by Councilwoman Jodi Giglio at its work session on Thursday, the board’s first public discussion on the 2016 town budget proposal submitted by Supervisor Sean Walter at Thursday’s work session. Ms. Giglio had proposed cutting four high-salary positions, adding additional revenue, and adding four increases to the budget, which would have amounted to a net of $771,000 less in spending, according to her projection.