March 5, 2004

Local issues, county taxes

This morning's Ithaca Journal includes two articles looking at issues affecting towns throughout the county, though neither has much Dryden-specific detail. The first looks at how towns outside the City and Town of Ithaca plan not to accept marriage certificate applications from same-sex couples, while the other looks at tax exemptions for seniors.

County Legislator Michael Lane has a letter to the editor, criticizing the prospect of an increased mortgage tax. Lane notes that while "proposed use of mortgage tax revenue for transportation is commendable", "closing costs to obtain home mortgages have skyrocketed", producing yet another barrier to buying a home in Tompkins County. He also notes that the mortgage tax is not a particularly reliable form of revenue.

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