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2008 New York State Yearbook Banner Section F: Local Government Finance and Employment

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    Information on local government in New York State — including local government finances and employment; state aid; and property values.

    Highlights

  • There were 3,178 local government units in New York State in 2006, including cities, counties, towns, villages, school districts, and fire districts.
  • New York State local governments raised $130 billion in revenues in 2006, with $39.6 billion, or 30.5 percent, from real property taxes and assessments.
  • New York State local government expenditures were $139.6 billion in 2006, up $31.4 billion, since 2001.
  • New York State local governments spent $36.5 billion on education in 2006, or 31 percent of their total general purpose expenditures.
  • New York State local governments issued over $9 billion in new bonds in 2006, and ended the year with over $66 billion in outstanding bonds.
  • Over $2.7 billion in lottery aid was distributed to education in New York State during the 2007-08 fiscal year.
  • There were over 629 thousand positions under local government civil service administration in New York State as of December 31, 2007.
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Local Government Finances, Land Area, and Population by Type of Unit, NYS: Local Fiscal Years Ended in 2006

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Local Government Finances, NYS: Selected Local Fiscal Years Ended in 1996-2006

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Revenues of Local Governments by Type of Local Government, NYS by County (Excluding NYC): Local Fiscal Years Ended in 2006

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Current Operating Expenditures of Local Governments by Type of Government Entity, NYS by County (Excluding NYC): Local Fiscal Years Ended in 2006

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Current Operating Expenditures of Local Governments by Type of Expenditure, NYS: Selected Local Fiscal Years Ended in 1996-2006

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Current Expenditures of Local Governments by Function, NYS: Selected Local Fiscal Years Ended in 1996-2006

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Equipment and Capital Outlay Expenditures of Local Governments by Type of Local Government, NYS by County (Excluding NYC): Local Fiscal Years Ended in 2006

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Bonds Issued and Redeemed by Local Governments, NYS: Selected Local Fiscal Years Ended in 1960-2006

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Lottery Aid to Education, NYS by County: Fiscal Years 2002-03 — 2007-08

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STAR Administrative Aid Payment Schedule, NYS by County: 2007

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State Equalization Rates, NYS by County: 2006

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Equalized Exempt Value of Exempt Real Property, NYS by County: Local Assessment Rolls Completed in 2006

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Equalized Exempt Value of Exempt Real Property by Property Use Group and Owner Subgroup, NYS, NYC, Rest of State: 2005 and 2006

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Positions Under County Civil Service Administration, NYS by County: December 31, 2007

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Positions Under City and Town Government, Civil Service Administration, NYS Cities and Towns: December 31, 2007

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Positions Under Local Government Civil Service Administration, NYS: December 31, 2007

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Local Government Entities, NYS by County: 2006

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