Issues: Property Tax

Legislative Wrap-Up March 1, 2010: Senate Protects Crime/Fraud Victims, Provides Equal Justice & Emergency Care for New Yorkers

The Senate Majority passed a powerful package of bills enhancing civil protections, and providing for increased access to emergency care resources.

 

Today’s legislative package affords broad protections for New Yorkers by:

·         Assisting crime victims in their recovery process;

·         Ensure domestic violence victims can register to vote without fear;

March 1, 2010
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Legislative Wrap-Up March 1, 2010: Senate Protects Crime/Fraud Victims And Provides Equal Justice And Emergency Care for New Yorkers

The Senate Majority passed a powerful package of bills enhancing civil protections, and providing for increased access to emergency care resources.

 

Today’s legislative package affords broad protections for New Yorkers by:

March 1, 2010
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Sen. Foley Acts to Protect Home Owners Who Apply For STAR Tax Relief

Legislation will prevent bureaucratic mixups and imporve STAR application process

February 24, 2010
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Mandate Relief, Reducing Tax Burden On Homeowners Tops Education Committee Agenda

Education Committee Takes Up Legislation Providing Mandate Relief For School Districts And Reducing Tax Burden For Homeowners

February 23, 2010
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Educators Hail Senator Oppenheimer's Efforts To Provide School Districts Mandate Relief And Increased Flexibility To Manage Costs

Acknowledging the difficult economic circumstances facing schools throughout the State, the Senate Education Committee, chaired by Senator Suzi Oppenheimer, today took decisive action to assist school districts in meeting their considerable fiscal challenges. The Committee acted favorably on several bills that are part of Senator Oppenheimer’s reform agenda to provide mandate relief and greater flexibility to school districts to manage expenses and achieve cost savings.

February 23, 2010
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Senate Passes Legislation to Cut Costs for Municipalities and Help Reduce Property Taxes

The New York State Senate passed legislation (S5426/Aubertine) today which can significantly reduce the burden on local taxpayers by empowering county, city, town and village highway superintendents to better share services across municipal lines. Supporting shared services between municipalities will alleviate the need  for each municipality to purchase equipment and services, thereby cutting costs. 

February 2, 2010
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OVER 32,000 NEW YORKERS SUPPORT SENATOR NOZZOLIO’S PETITION TO RESTORE STAR REBATE PROGRAM

Over 32,000 New Yorkers from all across New York State have joined State Senator Mike Nozzolio’s fight to restore the STAR property tax rebate by signing his online petition calling upon Governor David Paterson to reinstate the program.

February 1, 2010
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View Testimony from Joint Budget Hearings

 

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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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Select Committee Staff Report

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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