Governor Cuomo wants to eliminate the corporate income tax for manufacturers in upstate New York as part of a tax plan he plans to detail in his State of the State address tomorrow.  Cuomo wants to reduce the corporate  tax rate from 7.1% to 6.5%. For manufacturers, Cuomo proposed funding a 20% property-tax credit, while reducing the corporate income-tax rate to zero for those located upstate. Cuomo’s plan also calls for tying property taxes to a homeowner’s income level and ability to pay.


Vice President Joe Biden and Governor Andrew Cuomo will meet today in Albany.  The 2 will discuss the state’s infrastructure in regards to Hurricane Sandy.


The Village of Earlville has called an “Information Gathering Meeting” tonight, regarding “Local Law #1 of 2007”, a law that banned the ownership of non-domesticated animals in the village limits.  The meeting will begin at 6:00 PM at the Village Office located at the 8 North Main Street.  The village board has been involved in a long-running dispute with former congressional candidate Michael Kicinski & his desire to raise chickens at his property within the village of Earlville.


The Otsego County Chamber will hold their annual State of the State Breakfast this morning at the Foothills Performing Arts center in Oneonta from 8:00 am to 10:00am. Area elected officials have been invited to attend. 


The Theatre Panel of the State Council on the Arts announced that The Chenango River Theatre will receive direct funding for General Operating Support for their upcoming  2014 season. The award of $5,000 annually covers two years, extending  through the 2015 season. Chenango River Theatre’s 2014 season will be announced in March, with over 60 performances scheduled from May to October. To receive a season brochure, call 607-656-8499 and leave your name and address or simply email info@chenangorivertheatre.org with the information.

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