“Tonight we passed a property tax cap bill that will help ease the burden on New Yorkers who have been crushed by the highest property taxes in the nation. I have been adamant we must have a mandate relief package along with a property tax cap to give municipalities and school districts the tools that they need to live under a cap. The bill we passed tonight includes many of the mandate relief proposals that I have put forward that will assist municipalities and school districts to continue to provide the vital services New Yorkers rely on.”
The New York State Senate today passed priority legislation sponsored by Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) that will cut costs and lower burdens on taxpayers by streamlining the process for schools and other local governments to jointly consolidate healthcare-related and administrative operations.
“This legislation will give municipalities the tools that they need to cooperatively provide services and administer municipal employee benefits which are a major part of the cost of running local municipal governments,” Senator Carlucci said. “Through common sense measures such as this we can save taxpayer dollars and provide quality services to employees.”
Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) joined his colleagues in the Senate and the Assembly today to pass a comprehensive ethics reform package that strengthens oversight of the State Legislature, increases transparency, and helps restore the public's faith in their state government.
The legislation includes many parts of an ethics overhaul package Senator Carlucci proposed earlier this year. These elements include: