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New legislation requires all New York State homeowners currently receiving a Basic STAR exemption to register with the NYS Tax Department in order to receive the exemption in 2014 and subsequent years.


Provides low-income New Yorkers access to high-quality legal information and free legal assistance throughout New York.

New York's Open Data Portal, bringing together local, state and federal data in one place. Search the site's datasets by location or subject, or explore featured datasets and the full catalogue.

The New York Times covers the Presidential, Senate, House, and individual state results for the 2012 election.


Maps and charts from the Washington Post showing Presidential, Senate, House, and Governor election results from 2012


The nation's largest free, volunteer-run tax assistance and preparation service. Site includes Tax-Aide Locator to find a site near you.


Website for New York State's Town and Village Courts provides FAQ's on small claims, court clerks, court records, summary proceedings/landlord-tenant, and criminal cases.

Sponsored by the Empire Center for New York State Policy, this web site provides data from counties, cities, towns, villages, school districts and public authorities throughout New York about government payrolls, contracts, and expenditures.

Property tax information for Onondaga County and the City of Syracuse.


From the New York State Office of the Attorney General, this searchable web site provides information about "individual elected officials, campaign finance activities, legislation, lobbyists, state contracts, and registered corporations and charities."