After months and years of steadfast determination, it looks like New York will finally get the 2% property tax cap with no exemptions and no circuit breaker that we’ve been demanding. Yesterday afternoon, 45 state Senators, in a bi-partisan fashion, passed the 2% cap that we need to start the process of reducing our tax burden. We’d like to publicly thank those Senators. So here is a big shout out to the following Senators:
If you see your Senator’s name listed here, please call them and simply say THANK YOU. For once, we have a beacon of hope that progress will be made in Albany. And yes, for those political pundits, it may only be a one house bill at this time. But with the leadership of Governor Cuomo and Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, as well as a continued public outcry, I have no doubt that this will get passed in the Assembly as well.
If you’d like more information about the bill that was passed yesterday, our friend EJ McMahon of the Empire Center did a fantastic job of breaking down the bill. You can read more at http://nyp.st/etGlEE. We also broke down our support for the bill and issued the following legislative memo, http://slidesha.re/fPqfKw.
Our future is getting brighter…but we need to remain vigilant. It is time to deliver relief to the overtaxed residents of New York…the original special interest group.
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