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Discretionary tax list a must for leaders

Between now and July 31, you'll read a lot about the Transportation Sales Tax referendum in The Albany Herald.

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Could power fees replace city property taxes? (Poll added)

With just a few weeks left before local government budgets for the next fiscal year have to be submitted to the state, officials are looking under rocks previously unturned in an effort to avoid any increases in local property taxes.

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CRCT investigation a matter of right vs. wrong

‘I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character,” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said.

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‘Secession’ efforts likely rooted in frustration

Scouring the Internet, researching websites and following a myriad of trails back to the source, it appears that discussions of Northern Albany seceding from the city and forming its own community have connections with a taxpayer group formed following the controversial 2007 property tax reevaluations.

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Postell's 'Great wall' idea not a bad one

Ward VI Commissioner Tommie Postell has asked Mayor Dorothy Hubbard to add an item to the City Commission's next work session to discuss the feasibility of erecting some sort of fence along Clark Avenue to shield the public from the remnants of Mimosa Trailer Park.

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Those 'QR code thingys' are cool

Late last year, the Herald began experimenting with a technology that has been emerging in the newspaper business for years.

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YMCA offers discount to public employees

Col. John Ostrander has recommended an update to the county contract with the Albany Area Community Service Board.

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Get excited for the blue and gold

Here at The Herald, we’ve gone all blue and gold. Our windows along Washington Street are emblazoned with the Albany State University emblem.

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Legislature should close loophole

All of the area superintendents were hired by a vote of their respective school boards -- elected officials all -- to oversee the day-to-day operations of the school systems and to develop an annual budget.Yet, the public doesn't have the same ability to view the annual evaluations of these public officials as they do others who have the exact same responsibilities.

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Albany officials approve travel, licenses

During its work session Tuesday, the Albany City Commission tentatively approved items ranging from recent travel taken by commissioners to alcohol licenses for businesses.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

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