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Poll: Do you think the city should increase taxes on home sales?

The Stamford Board of Representatives is currently considering a plan to raise taxes on home sales over $1 million. Under the plan, home sellers would pay the current rate of 0.35 percent on all

Poll: Mayor Martin’s priority list

Mayor David Martin outlined his priorities in Sunday’s Advocate for the upcoming fiscal year focusing on making city government more transparent, fiscally responsible and operationally efficient. What

Mayor Martin’s proposed capital budget

A look at the mayor’s proposed capital budget gives a sense of what his priorities are as he begins his first term in office. Here’s the complete list of projects that were included in this upcoming

Poll: Mayor’s proposed tax increase

Stamford retains Aaa bond rating with S&P

It’s that time of year again when the city learns where it stands with its credit rating agencies — a dry story that has larger implications on how much the city can spend by issuing bonds. The

Figure out your tax increase

STAMFORD — Your tax bill is probably going up. Here’s how to calculate exactly how much: 1) Look up your property’s assessed value -Click on this link:, enter your

Final property tax increase: 3.41%

CORRECTION: This post has been updated to reflect Republican Jerry Bosak’s vote against the mill rate. STAMFORD – The Board of Finance voted to approve a $447 million gross tax levy Tuesday night,

Board of Finance trims city, education, capital budgets

  STAMFORD — The Board of Finance trimmed $1.9 million from the city’s proposed operating and education budgets and $625,000 from  capital projects Monday night. Finance board members made a

This week at the Government Center

STAMFORD — City officials will scrutinize the city budget and consider a mid-year sewer fee rate increase this week. MONDAY Steering: The Board of Representatives Steering committee will set this

School security audit not yet complete

ABOVE: Schools Superintendent Winifred Hamilton takes notes during a public hearing in January STAMFORD — An in-depth review of security systems at Stamford’s 20 schools is not yet complete,