Issues: Property Tax

Property Tax Relief

Property Tax ReliefThis week the New York State Senate, with my support, passed a Property Tax Relief bill S6212. The legislation restores the STAR rebate check program for senior citizens with incomes below $150,000, as well as a property tax spending cap.  “It is the beginning of what needs to be a multi-level approach to Property Tax Reform that will provide meaningful relief to the hard-working, over-burdened taxpayers in our community,” said Senator Jim Alesi.

March 21, 2010
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WESTCHESTER RESIDENTS SPEAK OUT ON STATE BUDGET

Senator Klein and Westchester Delegation Hold Public Budget Hearing

WHITE PLAINS, NY- State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) and the NYS Senate's Westchester Delegation listened to more than two-dozen Westchester residents, community groups, businesses, and local elected officials at a public budget hearing in Greenburgh on Friday. Community members expressed their concerns regarding high property taxes, the burden of the MTA Payroll tax, potential cuts in state aid to municipalities, and a wide range of other issues.

March 19, 2010
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SENATOR LAVALLE VOTES TO RESTORE STAR REBATE CHECK

Senate Republicans Will Continue Fight to Provide Greater Relief

 

March 19, 2010
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SCHOOL PROPERTY TAXES FOR SENIORS 70 AND OLDER

Unanimous Democrat Opposition Kills Opportunity to Help Seniors Afford Property Taxes, Stay in their Homes 

March 19, 2010
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Sen. Foley Announces Passage of Comprehensive Property Tax Relief Legislation

Includes property tax cap, circuit breaker tax relief, and restoration of STAR rebate checks for seniors

March 19, 2010
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Senator Johnson-Backed Tax Relief Plan Passes State Senate

Circuit Breaker; Property Tax Cap, Senior STAR Rebate Check to Provide Comprehensive Tax Relief To Nassau Residents

Comprehensive legislation aimed at providing real property tax relief to residents on Long Island and across New York State overwhelmingly passed the State Senate yesterday, Senator Craig M. Johnson, (D-Nassau), announced. 

March 19, 2010
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SENATE PASSES BONACIC CO-SPONSORED TAX REFORM LEGISLATION

The New York State Senate on Thursday, passed legislation, (S.6212a) co-sponsored by Senator John Bonacic to provide a “Circuit Breaker” to families in New York State who pay a higher than average share of their income in property taxes.

March 19, 2010
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SALAND LEADS DEBATE ON REAL PROPERTY TAX RELIEF

Senator Steve Saland (R,I,C – Poughkeepsie) led the debate on Real Property Tax relief on the Senate floor today.  Senator Saland offered up an amendment which would include STAR property tax rebates, a cap on the school tax levy, an optional freeze on school taxes for seniors,  mandate relief for schools and a circuit breaker which would offer tax breaks for those earning less than $250,000.

March 19, 2010
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PUTTING MONEY BACK IN NEW YORKERS’ POCKETS

Senator Klein and Majority Members Pass Real Property and School Tax Relief Bill

ALBANY – State Senate Deputy Majority Leader Jeff Klein and Senate Majority Democrats passed Property Tax Relief legislation aimed at reversing New York’s skyrocketing property taxes. The legislation, passed Thursday in a 58-1 vote, would put more money back in the pockets of middle income families and seniors.

March 18, 2010
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March 18, 2010
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Republican Plan To Give More Tax Relief Was Defeated

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) reported the comprehensive property tax relief plan proposed by Senate Republicans that would restore STAR property tax rebate checks for every middle-class taxpayer, put a property tax cap in place to control local spending and calls for extensive mandate relief measures to reduce local school district costs, was defeated in the Senate today.

March 18, 2010
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Aubertine Pushes for Property Tax Relief

 

Senator calls “circuit breaker” legislation the beginning of a meaningful debate

March 18, 2010
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Senate Majority Passes Mandate Relief Package

Four-Measure Plan Will Reduce Unfunded Mandates, Protect Taxpayers & Provide Districts Better Budgeting Abilities

The New York State Senate passed four measures today which will finally provide mandate relief across the state, and reverse New York’s long-standing practice of passing financial burdens onto local school districts.

March 15, 2010
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Senate Majority Urges Passage Of Mandate Relief Package

With Bipartisan Support, Four-Measure Plan Will Reduce Unfunded Mandates, Protect Taxpayers & Provide Districts Better Budgeting Abilities

State Senate Majority Democrats urged bipartisan support today on four measures on the Senate agenda which will finally provide mandate relief across the state, and reverse New York’s long-standing practice of passing financial burdens onto local school districts.

March 15, 2010
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SENATOR BILL LARKIN AND SENATE REPUBLICANS UNVEIL “HOMEOWNER PROTECTION AND PROPERTY TAX REBATE ACT” TO PROVIDE NEW YORKERS WITH TAX RELIEF THIS YEAR

 


 

Major Tax Cut Initiative Would Provide Property Tax Rebate Check for Every Middle-Class Taxpayer, Cap Property Taxes, Put in Place Mandate Relief;

Usher in Economic Freedom for Taxpayers

 

March 15, 2010
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Property Tax Relief is Overdue

For many people the great American dream is to own a home.  Unfortunately, once you achieve that dream in New York, the nightmare known as property taxes can keep you up at night.  According to the Tax Foundation, a nonpartisan tax research group based in Washington, D.C., New York routinely leads the nation when it comes to high property taxes.  In fact, between 1977 and 2008, the Empire State ranked first of second in the country for its state-local tax burden compared to the U.S. average. 

March 11, 2010
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SENATE REPUBLICANS UNVEIL “HOMEOWNER PROTECTION AND PROPERTY TAX REBATE ACT”

Major Tax Cut Initiative Would Provide Property Tax Rebate Check for Every Middle-Class Taxpayer, Cap Property Taxes, Put in Place Mandate Relief;Usher in Economic Freedom for Taxpayers

March 11, 2010
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