Last Sunday, Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan (R-East Northport) released a statement that details his conference’s priorities for the remainder of the 2015 legislative session.
Their priorities are:
- making the real property tax cap permanent;
- enacting the Education Investment Tax Credit;
- increasing the charter school cap;
- addressing the concerns raised by parents about Common Core;
- extending and reforming mayoral control of New York City schools;
- requiring New York City to provides enough local funding to underperforming schools;
- addressing campus sex assault; and
- enacting common-sense reforms to the SAFE Act.
On Tuesday, the Senate approved a bill that would make the state’s real property tax cap permanent. The state’s real property tax cap, which was first approved in 2011, limits tax levy increases at 2 percent or the rate of inflation, whichever is lower.