Last Wednesday, the state’s largest teachers union filed a lawsuit to overturn the state’s property tax, arguing that it perpetuates inequities between wealthy and poor school districts. Under the state’s property tax cap, which was enacted in 2011 and took effect in 2012, last year, school districts and local governments may raise property taxes each […]
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It’s time for our legislators in both houses and both parties to make some tough decisions and give local governments, schools and the taxpayers who support them a fighting change by reforming mandates.
With the regional council plans submitted, now is the time to focus on improving the regulatory environment so businesses can create jobs.
From the Desk of the Executive Director Brian Sampson What’s Inside A Message from Brian Sampson 2011 Legislative Session Ends* Power NY Approved* Governor Reaches Agreement with State’s Largest Employee Union* High Profile and Significant Bills That Passed Both Houses This Session* BNP to Hold Accelerate Upstate Conference* Medicaid Redesign Team Update* Board of Regents […]
So here we sit today waiting for what is now called the “big ugly” (what a bill that has many issues in it as opposed to being a single bill is known as), to get introduced and passed by both houses. From there, the “big ugly” is off to the Governor for his signature. So […]
Recent polling indicates there is overwhelming support amongst New Yorker’s for a property tax cap. A May 19th Siena poll indicated that 71% of residents support the tax cap. A poll released just yesterday by Quinnipiac University, identified that the cap had a 56 – 37 percent backing among voters in union households. Yet today, […]
From the Desk of the Executive Director Brian Sampson What’s Inside A Message from Brian Sampson Governor Cuomo Announces SAGE Commission Members* State Court System Lays Off Employees* Comptroller DiNapoli Again Proposes Budget Reforms* DiNapoli Hires Former State Democratic Chair* Attorney General’s Office Argues Before High Court for Authority to Sue Over Greenhouse Gas Emissions* […]
On Tuesday, April 12, Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb, a large number of legislators from both sides of the aisle and representatives from key pro-tax cap organizations – including Unshackle Upstate – called on the Assembly Majority to pass the 2-percent tax cap bill. The event was packed with media […]
Why is it that once the budget is passed, there seems to be a sense that we no longer have to think about the finances of the state? Do people think that because the budget that was passed spends less and doesn’t include new taxes, we are all set? You’ve probably heard that Bobby McFerrin […]
As I have been known to do from time to time on this blog, I think it is important to share what other people are saying about issues that are important to us. Today, that special guest is EJ McMahon from the Empire Center for New York State Policy (http://www.empirecenter.org/). Please take a moment to […]