City council sets hearing for budget
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BINGHAMTON, N.Y. -- As Binghamton's City Council nears a vote on the 2013 budget, they are asking for your input. Lawmakers are asking residents to give their thoughts on Binghamton's spending plan at a public hearing on Monday.
Council members said more than $735,000 has been trimmed from the budget since hearings began one month ago. Those cuts currently have the proposed property tax increase around seven percent, which is down nearly four percent from the original 10.8 percent increase.
"I think we've worked very hard, we've gone through line by line, every department, trying to see what we can pull out, and save here or there for taxpayers," explained Joe Mihalko, (R) Binghamton City Council Member.
The public hearing will begin at 5:00 p.m. on Monday in City Hall's Council Chambers.