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Leaders of Capital Region municipalities are preparing for the worst as the coronavirus shutdown devastates their budgets.

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Public officials agree that testing is the key to helping New York re-open in the wake of COVID-19.

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Democratic Colonie Town Supervisor Paula Mahan gave an optimistic State of the Town address this morning.

Albany BOE officials count ballots in the Colonie race.
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Colonie Town Supervisor Paula Mahan has narrowly won a seventh term after absentee ballots were counted Tuesday.

Town of Colonie Supervisor Paula Mahan
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Colonie Town Supervisor Paula Mahan will need a strong absentee ballot performance to remain in the seat she has held for a dozen years.

Assemblyman Phil Steck, Colonie Town Supervisor Paula Mahan and State Senator Neil Breslin.
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An Albany County town is getting funding for a new mobile command center.

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Colonie Town Supervisor Paula Mahan has released her 2020 budget proposal.

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As Colonie Town Supervisor Paula Mahan seeks a seventh two-year term, long-time town resident George Scaringe is mounting a challenge. 

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Colonie Town Supervisor Paula Mahan delivered her State of the Town address Tuesday morning before the Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber. She'll give the speech again before the Town Board on Thursday.

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The owners of Colonie Center may be looking to sell the mall as online retailing continues to threaten traditional brick and mortar stores.

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The Colonie, New York budget is now on the books. The spending plan was passed last night.

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It's down to the wire for residents who'd like to weigh in on the 2019 Colonie town budget proposal.

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Budget season is ramping up. Here's a look at three in-the-works spending plans.

Town of Colonie Supervisor Paula Mahan
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The proposed budget in the town of Colonie would increase taxes beyond the state’s tax cap.

Democratic incumbents Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan and Colonie Town Supervisor Paula Mahan cruised to victories in this week's elections. Here is a peek at what comes next in local government.

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Voters in the Albany area will decide a variety of city and county races Tuesday. 

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Voters in Albany County's biggest town have a choice to make on Election Day: stick with Supervisor Paula Mahan for a sixth term, or back Republican challenger Frank Mauriello. Yesterday, we heard from Democrat Paula Mahan. Today, WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas speaks with  Mauriello, the Albany County Legislature Minority Leader, who has deep roots in Colonie.

Town of Colonie Supervisor Paula Mahan
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Voters in Albany County's biggest town have a choice to make on Election Day: stick with Supervisor Paula Mahan for a sixth term, or back Republican challenger Frank Mauriello of the County Legislature. WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas spoke with Mahan, a Democrat who has been in office for a decade.

Town of Colonie Supervisor Paula Mahan
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Tonight, Supervisor Paula Mahan delivers her 10th State of the Town address at the Colonie Town Board Meeting. She spoke today with WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas about her tenure and what she says is a rosy outlook for the municipality.

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Local officials gathered Thursday at a public showing of the new "Streetscape" at the Town of Colonie's Municipal Training Center in Latham.

Taxpayers in the town of Colonie would see a 1.9 percent hike in their tax bills under an $88.9 million budget proposed by Supervisor Paula Mahan. Mahan spoke with WAMC’s Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas about her spending plan, under which the tax rate would increase 4.6 cents per thousand of assessed value, rendering a net tax increase for the average taxpayer of approximately $6.50.

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Colonie Town Supervisor Paula Mahan gave her annual State of the Town address last night.

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Election Night came with a few surprises, some close calls and a rally by voters in one town who turned the night on its head.

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Longtime Republican Albany County Legislator Christine Benedict is running for Colonie town supervisor, challenging incumbent Democrat Paula Mahan.  Benedict tells WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas the town is ready for change, and she has a plan…

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With September primaries and November elections in their sights, elected officials are strategizing as they begin to encounter challengers.

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Each day, the city of Albany’s population swells as commuters come to work within the city limits. But the capital’s largest suburb, Colonie, has more than 80,000 residents and its own set of unique issues and challenges, according to Town of Colonie Supervisor Paula Mahan. The Democrat recently announced she is seeking a fifth two-year term. She spoke with WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas and saysher political mantra is a focus on the people.