Issues: Property Tax

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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First Step? Start Doing Away With Nation's Highest Property Tax Burden

Albany, N.Y., January 31—The New York State Senate has approved legislation that would allow New York to join 43 other states that have put a cap on school and local government property tax increases.

[Watch Senator O'Mara's remarks in support of the measure during debate in the Senate Chamber]

February 1, 2011
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Senator Bonacic dicussing the Property Tax Cap and Mandate Relief

January 31, 2011 - New York State Senator John J. Bonacic discussing the Property Tax Cap and Mandate Relief legislation that passed the Senate.

February 1, 2011
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Senator Martins Speaks About the Tax Cap Legislation Passed by the Senate

Senator Jack M. Martins supported legislation calling for a tax cap to bring relief to taxpayers in the 7th Senate District.

January 31, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES SENATE PASSAGE OF PROPERTY TAX RELIEF MEASURES

 

Legislation Would Cap Property Taxes to Save Money for Families and Businesses, Lower Costs to Schools & Municipalities Through Mandate Relief

January 31, 2011
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BONACIC: TAX CAP LEGISLATION PASSES SENATE

State Senator John Bonacic (R/C/I – Mt. Hope), today said the State Senate has passed legislation (S.2706) which would enact Governor Andrew Cuomo’s school property tax cap legislation for schools and local governments. In addition, the Senate passed legislation (S.2707) to ban new unfunded mandates.

“Governor Cuomo heard statewide what we in the Hudson Valley and Catskills have known for years – property taxes are chasing people from our State. The special interests may oppose a property tax cap, but overwhelmingly, when asked, taxpayers support it.”

January 31, 2011
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Statement from Senator Lee M. Zeldin RE: Property Tax Cap

“Today's vote shows that there is bipartisan support for property tax relief in New York State.  I am looking forward to working with Local Governments, School Districts and others on a comprehensive package of governmental reforms.  We need to move forward on mandate relief to ensure that we reach our goals of both a quality education for our youth and property tax relief for our families.  This property tax cap should only be a first step towards progress."

 

January 31, 2011
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Senate Passes Property Tax Cap Legislation: Grisanti Supports Relief to Homeowners

The New York State Senate today passed property tax relief legislation (S.2706) that would place a cap on the growth of school property taxes at two percent or the Consumer Price Index (CPI), whichever is less. If enacted, New York would become the 44th state to cap local property taxes.  In addition, the Senate approved two measures related to  providing mandate relief to school districts and local governments.

“ We need to keep residents and businesses in Western New York,” Senator Mark Grisanti said.  “By supporting this legislation, this will ensure that small businesses and residents pay fewer taxes and remain in New York,” said Sen. Grisanti.

The bill, which is supported by business organizations across the state, includes the following provisions:

January 31, 2011
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Senator Fuschillo Votes for Property Tax Cap

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) votes in favor of property tax relief legislation to reduce the property tax burden on Long Islanders, which is among the highest anywhere in the country. The legislation, which Senator Fuschillo cosponsored, would create a cap on local property taxes and provide mandate relief for school districts and local governments to help lower costs.

Click here to read more about the legislation.

January 31, 2011
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Senator Nozzolio's Remarks on Voting in Support of the Property Tax Cap

Click here to view Senator Nozzolio's remarks on the floor of the New York State Senate in support of legislation to cap property taxes at 2 percent.

January 31, 2011
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