Issues: Property Tax

February 9, 2011 - Senator Flanagan Discusses Education Aid On Long Island Talks

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) appears on Long Island Talks on News12 Long Island.

February 10, 2011
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PROPERTY TAX CAP PASSES SENATE

Senator Kennedy adds momentum behind push for governor’s tax cap bill, mandate relief proposal

 ALBANY, N.Y. – With Western New York families and businesses struggling under the largest tax burden in the nation, Senator Timothy M. Kennedy, D-58th District, co-sponsored Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s property tax cap program bill – which caps the growth of property taxes at the lesser of two percent or the rate of inflation – to help push the tax cap through the Senate.

It’s an important step forward in the bipartisan efforts of Senator Kennedy and his colleagues to combat the state’s skyrocketing taxes.

February 9, 2011
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Senator Flanagan Reminds Homeowners To Apply For STAR Program

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) is urging all homeowners to apply for the School Tax Relief (STAR) program prior to the upcoming March 1st deadline if they have not done so already.  This program provides New York homeowners with partial exemptions from school property taxes that are taken directly off taxpayers property tax bills.

Homeowners who have not yet signed up for the STAR program can apply with their town assessor’s office.

February 8, 2011
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Ranzenhofer speaks on property tax cap legislation

Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer speaks on the floor of the State Senate in support of property-tax cap legislation. Click here for more information on the legislation.

February 7, 2011
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Senate advances property tax cap, mandate relief

Albany, N.Y. – The New York State Senate on Monday approved legislation capping the growth of school property taxes at 2 percent or the Consumer Price Index, whichever is less.  State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer voted for the act, Senate bill 2706.

“One of the reasons residents continue to leave New York State is high property taxes,” said Senator Ranzenhofer. “Homeowners are sick and tired of paying the highest property taxes in the nation – especially after the STAR rebate check program was eliminated.  A cap prevents property taxes levied by school districts and towns from sky-rocketing at current levels.”

February 5, 2011
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Senator Ball Brings Together Local Elected Officials

Ball: We have to work together, regardless of party affiliation, to come up with solutions.

CARMEL, NY (02/03/2011) - Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) hosted a bi-partisan summit today to develop common solutions for local problems, such as MS4, mandate relief, government consolidation, and resource sharing. The summit included presentations from Putnam County Executive Paul Eldridge, Vincent Tamangna, Chairman of the Putnam County Legislature, and Carmel Town Supervisor Kenneth Schmitt.

“We all have the same issues, and the solutions are in your heads,” Ball told the audience of Supervisors, Councilmen, Legislators, and other local officials. “The men and women in this room have so much knowledge at the local level to work from, and today is an opportunity to get something done in Albany. Let’s use this opportunity, as stewards of your local municipalities, to make changes that need to be made.”

February 3, 2011
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Senator Gustavo Rivera Votes NO on Property Tax Cap

New York, NY – Senator Gustavo Rivera issued the following statement following his vote against S. 2706, also known as the property tax cap:

February 3, 2011
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Griffo Reports of Senate’s Quick Adoption of Tax Cap and Mandate Relief Measures

Griffo Reports of Senate’s Quick Adoption of Tax Cap and Mandate Relief Measures

(Albany) – Senator Joseph A. Griffo (R-C-IP, Rome) today said that the Senate passed measures designed to give the New Yorkers relief from property taxes and to ease the burden of unfunded state mandates on schools and municipal governments. 

“We took the first major step today toward reining in runaway government spending,” said State Senator Griffo. “The property tax cap represents needed change to help make New York affordable again without compromising public safety or essential government services.”

February 2, 2011
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January 31, 2011 - Senator Flanagan Outlines Need For Tax Cap Legislation

Senator John Flanagan (New York State) discusses the need to protect taxpayers as he speaks in support of the 2% property tax cap legislation he cosponsored during Senate Session -- January 31, 2011

February 2, 2011
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Sen. Grisanti Supporting the Tax Cap

Sen. Grisanti on the floor of the Senate supporting the Tax Cap.

February 2, 2011
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Senator Flanagan Sponsors Property Tax Cap

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) announced today that legislation he sponsored in the New York State Senate to cap property tax growth has been successfully passed.  The legislation, which is now in the hands of the Assembly, would cap the growth of school and local taxes at two percent or the Consumer Price Index (CPI), whichever is less. 

In addition, the Republican-led Senate approved two measures related to providing mandate relief to school districts and local governments.

February 2, 2011
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SENATOR ALESI VOTES FOR PROPERTY-TAX CAP/SUPPORTS GOVERNOR CUOMO’S PROPOSAL

Senator Jim Alesi (R-C-I – Perinton) today joined his colleagues in the New York State Senate to enact legislation (S.2706) that would place a cap on the growth of school property taxes at two percent (2%) or the Consumer Price Index (CPI), whichever is less. If passed by the Assembly, New York State will become the 44th state to cap local property taxes.

February 2, 2011
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ADDABBO VOTES "NO" ON PROPERTY TAX CAP BILL

 No Relief for Residents of New York City  Queens, NY, February 1, 2011 -- NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens), released the following statement on why he rejected S.2706, the property tax cap bill, when it came to a vote yesterday in the Senate:  "While I would have supported a true property tax cap that benefits all people, S.2706 does not include any property tax relief for residents of my district or anyone else in New York City who are specifically excluded in this bill. Therefore, I could not support this bill that could actually hurt my constituents." 

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February 2, 2011
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Senate Passes Cuomo’s Property-Tax Cap

The New York Times

ALBANY — Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s proposal to limit local property taxes won overwhelming approval from the State Senate on Monday, escalating the pressure on Democratic legislators in the Assembly who have expressed reservations about the bill.

The Senate voted 45 to 17 in favor of the cap, which Mr. Cuomo had declared his top campaign priority, after an hour of discussion. Thirteen of the 30 Democrats joined all 32 Republicans in passing the bill.

February 1, 2011
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Senator Robach Speaks on Senate Floor Regarding Property Tax Cap

On Monday, January 31st, the New York State Senate, by a 43-17 vote, passed the Property Tax Cap. Senator Robach said the following on the Senate Floor, "Let me explain to my colleagues in New York City, we do not have hundreds of thousands of people moving into our districts. People are voting with their feet, and are saying it's because of high property tax."

February 1, 2011
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WHEC TV-10: Property Tax Cap Passes in State Senate

Click here to read Channel 10's coverage of the Property Tax Cap passing in the New York Senate on Monday, January 31st, and to see what Senator Robach had to say about the legislation on the Senate floor during the vote.

February 1, 2011
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