Last week, Gov. Cuomo announced the launch of a new campaign to freeze property taxes, featuring a web site, video and e-mail effort to build support for the plan in the Legislature. The campaign, dubbed “No Excuses,” pushes Gov. Cuomo’s budget plan to impose a two-year freeze on property taxes if local governments stay […]
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Last Wednesday, Gov. Cuomo gave his annual “State of the State” speech. The event marks the beginning of the 2014 legislative session, and Gov. Cuomo’s re-election effort. The theme of the speech was that state government is working once again. Gov. Cuomo proudly recounted his successes since taking office – an improving state economy, […]
As you may recall Monday was New York State’s Tax Freedom Day. What does that mean? It means New York residents finally earned enough money to pay off their tax bills for the year. That’s a good thing. What’s not so good? That most other states reached Tax Freedom Day by April 18. New York […]
The state-mandated real property tax cap will remain at this year’s rate of 2 percent. The cap is set at either 2 percent or the rate of inflation — whichever is lower. Last week, the state Comptroller’s Office projected that inflation will grow by 2.9 percent in 2013. This will be the second year that […]
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.
As we close out October, there has been a great deal of talk around the state about the tax cap and many municipalities looking to override it. It is not something that I would recommend as I wouldn’t want to tell people that elect me why I was raising their taxes when a cap is […]
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 time to time, we take articles that are written by others and share them with you. Here is one we thought you’d like to read. Daily News columnist Bill Hammond highlights how well intentioned “laws” ultimately cost the taxpayers more and more money each year. These well intentioned “laws” need to be addressed by […]