Binghamton Mayor Rich David delivers 2021 budget address

first_imgBINGHAMTON (WBNG) — Binghamton Mayor Rich David has delivered his 2021 budget address, and like Broome County, the City of Binghamton is also seeing a financial loss. While the city has seen a loss, Mayor David is not pushing for tax increases, keeping the property tax flat, which makes up the largest form of revenue for the city. Officials estimate 2021 will see about $34 million dollars in revenue from property taxes. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mayor David says many channels of revenue for the city are down going into 2021. Parking revenue is down about half a million dollars, the refuse fund is down $200,000 and sales tax is down about 12%. “The 2021 budget was prepared without banking on federal aid. We’ll work hard to advocate for funding, but the 2021 budget is not contingent on federal funding,” said David. This comes shortly after President Trump has announced no negotiations on a stimulus bill will continue until after the election. To read the full proposal, head to this link. The city’s proposed budget for 2021 is $97.7 million dollars. Of that, $65.2 million dollars are in the general fund. Mayor David says that he, along with city employees will not be taking a pay raise this year. In moving forward, the city plans to continue with repairs to infrastructure. By the end of this year, Mayor David says the city will have paved or reconstructed about 80 miles of streets. $6.5 million dollars has been allocated for 2021 infrastructure improvements. The city says they have taken necessary cuts to save funds, including 27 voluntary furloughs which saved Binghamton an estimated $100,000. The city also enacted a hiring freeze during the pandemic. Cost cuts estimate saving the city about $2.5 million dollars. Heading into 2021, the city isn’t depending on any aid from the federal government. Earlier this year, Governor Andrew Cuomo called on all law enforcement agencies to develop a plan for reform amid rising tensions and the Black Lives Matter movement. Mayor David says he is working with local law enforcement to create a plan, but did not specify what that plan would include. last_img read more

MLB All-Star celebrity softball game 2019: Roster boasts famous names, former athletes, J.R. Smith

first_imgMLB All-Star rosters | Futures Game roster | Celebrity softball game rosterWho’s on the 2019 celebrity softball game roster?CelebritiesNameFrom where?Stephanie BeatrizActress (“Brooklyn 99”)Drew CareyTV hostPriah FergusonActress (“Stranger Things”)Max GreenfieldActor (“New Girl”)Jamie FoxxActor/musician/comedianMachine Gun KellyRapperAllie LaForceSports broadcasterJerry LorenzoFashion designerAnthony MackieActor (“Hurt Locker,” Marvel franchise)Dr. OzTV hostDascha PolancoActress (“Orange is the New Black”)QuincyActor (“Star”)Scott RogowskyHost of DAZN’s “ChangeUp”Colton UnderwoodTV persona (“The Bachelor”)Daddy YankeeMusicianFormer MLB playersNameMLB HRsSBsKsJim Thome612192548Ryan Howard382121843Mike Napoli267391468Travis Hafner21311976Kenny Lofton1306221016Carlos Baerga13459580Non-baseball athletesNameFrom where?Jennie FinchU.S. softballTravis KelceNFL (Chiefs)Stipe MiocicMMA fighterMike “The Miz” MizaninWWEJoe ThomasNFL (Browns)Class of his ownNameJ.R. SmithWho’s NOT on the 2019 celebrity softball game roster?These are people with Cleveland ties — sports or otherwise — who would have been fun to see on the field.Cleveland athletesNameCleveland teamSuperpowerRoberto AlomarIndiansGlove of goldAlbert BelleIndiansMammoth home runsLeBron JamesCavaliersMight be SupermanCleveland nativesNameOccupationHalle BerryActressKid CudiMusicianSteve HarveyTV personalityWhen is the MLB All-Star celebrity softball game, and what TV channel is it on?The contest will begin at 5 p.m. ET Sunday, July 7, but won’t be broadcast nationally until Monday, July 8, on ESPN. The TV airing will begin immediately following the Home Run Derby. The 2019 MLB All-Star celebrity softball game will carry a distinct Cleveland flavor, showing off an array of well-know actors and musicians from the area as well as beloved local athletes.Jamie Foxx, Jim Thome and J.R. Smith are among the most famous people who will be present at Progressive Field. The MVP of last year’s celebrity game, WWE wrestler Mike “The Miz” Mizanin, is back to defend his award. MORE: Watch ‘ChangeUp,’ a new MLB live whiparound show on DAZNWhile the contest will take place Sunday, July 7, it won’t be televised until the following night.Here’s a full look at who made the rosters — and who we wish had participated.last_img read more

Brooklyn Beat Sacramento: Teletovic Scored Nine Points

first_imgBasketball players of Brooklyn Nets celebrated the 5th victory in the last 6 games of the NBA League.The Nets beat the Sacramento Kings with the result of 104:89.Bosnian basketball player in the local team jersey, Mirza Teletovic, scored 9 points, with 4 jumps and 3 assists in 18 minutes.The most efficient players for the Nets were Marc Thornton, with 27 points and Joe Johnson with 18 points. On the other side, the most efficient player of the Kings was Damarcus Cousins, with 27 points and 20 jumps.(Source: Fena)last_img