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Comptroller releases fiscal stress findings

Essex County Board of Supervisors

Essex County Board of Supervisors Photo by Keith Lobdell.

— During that meeting, Diskin told supervisors that the report was based on both financial and environmental factors, which were used to determine a score where the lower the number, the better the fiscal solvency of a community.

Moriah Supervisor Tom Scozzafava said that despite the favorable ratings in the county, he still feels any economic burden that local municipalities face are a function of the state.

“They base it on overall debt which was opposed on municipalities by state mandates,” Scozzafava said. “It’s too bad that they did not have this same scoring program and system for states because it would be interesting to see how New York would do.”

For more on the state Comptroller’s Office Fiscal Stress Report, visit osc.state.ny.us.

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