“For years, special interests have blocked the passage of a cap on school property taxes. While such legislation has twice passed the Senate and is supported by the Governor, it has never seen the light of day in the Assembly. As we have witnessed this week, Governor Paterson has the power to change that.
I am calling on him to include the tax cap in next week's budget extender legislation.
Governor Paterson has a golden opportunity to secure a legacy as a friend of New York's property taxpayers. He must show leadership, seize this moment and take this very important first step toward taming out-of-control property tax increases in this state.”