Archive for December, 2017

Prepayment of School Property Taxes — Updated Information

December 28th, 2017 by Robert Lowry

Below is the guidance the Council sent out Tuesday (December 26) to its members on Governor Andrew Cuomo’s executive order to facilitate prepayment of property taxes to enable taxpayers to benefit from deductibility on their 2017 federal tax returns. We are supplementing it here with additional information arising from new guidance issued by the Internal Revenue Service late yesterday afternoon.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Regents Report — December 2017

December 17th, 2017 by Robert Lowry

The Council started something new last week — using Periscope to broadcast an update on issues in the news. Council Executive Director Charles Dedrick, Assistant Director Greg Berck and I discussed actions taken at the December meeting of the Board of Regents this past Monday and Tuesday.

You can watch the 10-minute video here. We plan on doing these videos on a regular basis going forward.

Below is a further report on some of the actions taken or discussed by the Regents last week, co-written by Greg and me. The full agenda and supporting materials can be found on the Regents website. To view agenda items, click on the committee name (e.g., P-12 Education). Read the rest of this entry »

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