Ritchie: School Votes Show Strong Support for Lower Taxes

Patty Ritchie

May 16, 2012

Voters cast a resounding YES for lower taxes yesterday, approving every one of the school budgets across the 48th Senate District in Oswego, Jefferson and St. Lawrence Counties--most by very wide margins.

It was the first test of New York’s new tax cap, which is holding tax increases across the state to their smallest in the 15 years Albany has been keeping track.

Holding the line on property taxes is just one way I am working to reduce the tax burden on hardworking New Yorkers. We've also cut the sales tax, and income taxes, and continue to look for ways to further reduce property and business taxes.

Making tax relief a priority is helping to turn New York around, and we need to continue cutting taxes and reducing government spending to help create more private sector jobs and better opportunity for everyone.