We don't have much this morning.
The City Council is scheduled to vote on the budget on Thursday. However, they have to pass a local law to override the tax cap. That local law has to be passed like any other legislation and we've had no information that such a law has been proposed. According to the New York State Comptroller:
"Furthermore, we found that the City’s proposed real property tax levy is not in compliance with
its tax levy limit and City officials have not adopted a local law to override the limit. Should the
City not take action to adopt a tax cap override or make cuts to the budget, it will be left with an
unbalanced 2016 budget that will not have sufficient revenues to fund operations. If this occurs,
the City risks triggering a reimposition of the emergency period under the City of Troy Supervisory
The Troy Police have purchased $5,000 worth of riot gear. The equipment was purchased with grant money and no taxpayers were hurt during the purchase. The police now feel properly equipped in case they are deployed to the county office building for any disturbances.
According to sources, two county workers had their phones seized pursuant to a warrant as part of the ongoing Domestigation. No names though. This has not been verified so don't jump to conclusions. County Executive Kathy Jimino has not returned our calls.