Local Government

Local government and school district leaders are faced with unprecedented challenges in the wake of the pandemic, including simultaneously managing the public health response and the budgetary impacts of the financial crisis. On the Financial Toolkit for Local Officials page we have provided links to guidance, tools, training and reports available on the Division’s web pages to assist you during these troubling times.

DiNapoli: Local Sales Tax Collections Down for Third Quarter 2020

Sales tax revenue for local governments in New York state dropped 9.5 percent in the third quarter compared to the same period last year, according to State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.

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DiNapoli: School District Budget Voter Participation More Than Tripled During COVID-19 Lockdown

Voter participation for school district budgets statewide more than tripled to 1.6 million votes cast amid the COVID-19 lockdown for the 2020-21 school budget year, after in-person voting was temporarily suspended and replaced with absentee ballots.

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