Issues: Property Tax

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Below you will find the list of combined testimonies from all of the Joint Budget Hearings in both written and video formats. This page will be updated as the materials become available.

January 28, 2010
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March 1st Deadline to Apply for New York State's School Tax Relief (STAR)

Senator Owen H. Johnson (4th Senatorial District) wants to remind you that the deadline for New York State’s School Tax Relief Program (STAR) is March 1st.   STAR is a tax relief program that lowers property taxes for owner-occupied primary residences.  There are two levels of STAR benefits; Basic STAR and Enhanced STAR.

January 26, 2010
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Statement From Senator Carl Kruger Chair, Chair Of The Senate Finance Committee

Senate Democrats oppose unfunded mandates, plain and simple. And we'll work this year on an integrated proposal on cost-savings for school districts and local governments together with property tax relief for hard-pressed taxpayers. 

January 14, 2010
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LANZA PERSUADES FINANCE TO POST NYC PROPERTY EXEMPTIONS ON WEB

New initiative allows property owners to see their property exemptions

January 11, 2010
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SENATOR LAVALLE SEEKS TO CONVENE A CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION

Senator Kenneth P. LaValle has introduced legislation to convene a limited constitutional convention for the purpose of providing a process that would bring about real property tax reform.  Homeowners and businesses are overburdened by ever-increasing property taxes and can no longer afford to stay in New York

January 5, 2010
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Senator Liz Krueger Releases Property Tax Report

Senator Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan) released today a comprehensive report by the Senate Select Committee on Budget and Tax Reform on New York State’s property tax exemption system and its impacts on taxpayers. 

December 18, 2009
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Staff Report to the New York State Senate Select Committee on Budget and Tax Reform on Evaluating the Needs for and Costs of New York State Property Tax Exemptions

The rampant growth of property taxes throughout New York State over the past quarter century has fueled an ever-growing demand for relief in the form of exemptions. But higher taxes call for more relief, which results in higher taxes. It’s a vicious cycle.

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Staff Report to the Select Committee on Budget and Tax Reform

December 18, 2009
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Select Committee Staff Report on Property Tax Exemptions

Senator Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan) released today a comprehensive report by the Senate Select Committee on Budget and Tax Reform on New York State’s property tax exemption system and its impacts on taxpayers.   The report, which is based on oral and written statements from the Select Committee's October 13 roundtable in Albany, explores why the Legislature has struggled with controlling the growth of these exemptions over the past three decades.

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December 16, 2009
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NYS SENATE UPSTATE CAUCUS AND LONG ISLAND DELEGATION STAND FIRM ON DRP POSITIONS: Upstate, Long Island Coalition Stands to Protect Schools & Constituents from Haphazard Cuts

In light of their shared concern on Upstate and Suburban property taxes, healthcare and education, the Senate Majority Upstate Caucus (Senators Aubertine, Chair; Breslin; Stachowski; Thompson; Valesky) has partnered with the Senators from Long Island, Senators Brian X Foley and Craig Johnson to steer DRP negotiations sensitive to the anticipated impact of the Governor’s proposed cuts throughout Upstate and Long Island.

November 16, 2009
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Testimony from October 13 roundtable on property tax exemptions

On Oct. 13, 2009, the Select Committee on Budget and Tax Reform held a roundtable in Albany on evaluating the needs for and costs of New York State's property tax exemptions. The Select Committee discussed this issue with 18 experts primarily representing local government, economic development and nonprofit organizations from around the state.

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Testimony from Brian Houseal of the Adirondack Council

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Testimony from Michael West of the New York Council of Nonprofits

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Testimony from the New York State Association of Directors of Real Property Tax Services

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testimony from W. Wililam Batt of the Central Research Group

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Testiony from Gene DeSantis of Milkin & Ross (for the New York Sate Camp Directors Association

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Testimony from Jerry Jennings of the City of Albany

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Testimony of Carol LaGrasse of The Property Rights Foundation of America

November 10, 2009
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Video of Select Committee roundtable on New York State property tax exemptions (part 3)

The Select Committee on Budget and Tax Reform held a roundtable on Oct. 13 in Albany to evaluate the need for and cost of New York State's property tax exemptions.

October 15, 2009
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Video of Select Committee roundtable on New York State property tax exemptions (part 2)

The Select Committee on Budget and Tax Reform held a roundtable in Albany on Oct. 13 to evaluate the need for and cost of New York State's property tax exemptions.

October 15, 2009
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Video of Select Committee roundtable on New York State property tax exemptions (part 1)

The Select Commuttiee on Budget and Tax Reform held a roundable in Albany on Oct. 13 to evaluate the need for and cost of New York Staet's property tax exemption.

October 15, 2009
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Senate Brings Together Public Officials, Tax Relief Organizations & Others To Review Property Tax Exemptions

New York State’s property tax crisis has reached the point where not only the property taxes New Yorkers pay have become sources of significant fiscal stress, but so have the system’s relief measures. Senator Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan) notes that, according to the New York State Office of Real Property Services, between 2000 and 2008, the total equalized exempt value of property statewide rose 80 percent from $441 billion to $797 billion.

October 13, 2009
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Senate Education Committee Holds Hearings To Explore Ways That BOCES Model Can Be Used To Create Taxpayer Savings

The Senate Education Committee, chaired by Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck), held the last of three public hearings exploring how the delivery of shared services through Boards of Cooperative Education Services (BOCES) or related entities might be expanded to create greater efficiencies and lead to further taxpayer savings.  The hearing took place on October 13, 2009 at the Jefferson Lewis BOCES in Watertown, New York.  It was attended by representatives of BOCES, school districts, unions and governmental organizations. 

October 13, 2009
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Foreclosure Aftermath

FORECLOSURE AFTERMATH

Senator Klein and Senator Morahan unveil new data showing 354 homes went into foreclosure in Rockland County this past year, 124 are owned by banks

NEW YORK- Senator Jeff Klein (D-34th Senate District) and Senator Thomas Morahan (R-38th Senate District) presented new data today showing the impact of neglected foreclosed properties in Rockland County.

October 2, 2009
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What's In Your Mailbox?

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Over the past few years, at about this time, I have reminded homeowners to check their mailbox for their STAR rebate check.  Unfortunately, this year, no such reminder is needed.  Thanks to the governor and his Democrat colleagues, that check is not in the mail.

October 2, 2009
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