NY Senate to vote to make property-tax cap permanent

Yancey Roy for Newsday

January 17, 2019

Originally published in Newsday on January 17, 2019.

 Long Island senators, who now make up a key bloc of the Democratic majority, said Thursday the chamber will approve a bill next week to make the state’s property tax cap permanent.

Doing so would complete a high priority for some Island officials and would end the need to renew the cap every few years. But it also sets up the first potential conflict between the Senate and  Assembly, whose members have been less convinced about giving the cap permanent status.

Sen. James Gaughran (D-Northport), sponsor of the tax cap bill, called the measure “vital” and said the Senate plans to vote on it Wednesday.

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