Plymouth Council Examines Proposed Cuts to 2017 Budget

budget-2The City of Plymouth is moving ahead with some cuts to next year’s budget. Last month, Clerk-Treasurer Jeanine Xaver told the Common Council the city would have to cut about $2 million from the proposed 2017 budget to avoid having to dip into cash reserves for day-to-day expenses. Now, after working with the city’s department heads, Xaver says the city’s been able to cut nearly $1.2 million of that. Continue reading

IRS to Privatize Some Debt Collection

irs-logoThe Internal Revenue Service will be turning over the collection of certain overdue federal tax debts to private collection agencies. Starting this spring, the IRS will be assigning some accounts that it’s no longer working on itself to four private contractors: CBE Group of Cedar Falls, Iowa; Conserve of Fairport, New York; Performant of Livermore, California; and Pioneer of Horseheads, New York. Continue reading