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Governor Cuomo Signs Historic Property Tax Cap Legislation In Westchester County

Albany, NY - July 1 30, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today traveled to Westchester County to sign New York's first property tax cap. The tax cap, a hallmark of Governor Cuomo's campaign and a priority of his administration's first year, will finally deliver relief to millions of homeowners and business owners across the state who for too long have been burdened by out-of-control property taxes

Senate Passes Historic Property Tax Cap Legislation

June 30, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The New York State Senate today passed historic property tax relief legislation that enacts a cap on the growth of local property taxes. The bill (S.5856), sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos, will cap school and local government taxes to less than two percent or the Consumer Price Index (CPI), whichever is lower. Mandate relief is also included, with $127 million in savings to local governments, in addition to the creation of a Mandate Relief Council to identify and repeal unsound, unduly burdensome laws and regulations

Speaker Silver Unveils Assembly’s Property Tax Cap Legislation to Provide Relief for Hardworking Families...

May 26, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver today unveiled legislation to provide real relief for hard working men and women across New York State by capping local property taxes at two percent while at the same time including important safeguards to ensure communities are able to provide critical services for their citizens. The legislation prohibits local governments and school districts from exceeding the two percent threshold on the total tax levy and requires a 60 percent vote to override the levy. "Our message to property owners who have struggled under the burden of soaring taxes is simple," said Speaker Silver (D-Manhattan).

Jaffee Introduces Property Tax “Circuit Breaker” To Provide Middle Class Tax Relief

Pearl River, NY - May 19, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- As an increasingly heated debate on property tax relief continues to focus solely on a tax cap, Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee (D-Suffern) today announced she has introduced legislation (A7673) that creates an income-based tax “circuit breaker” as a viable alternative that actually lowers homeowners’ tax bills while protecting quality education.

Governor Cuomo Continutes “People First Campaign” in Hempstead

Albany, NY - May 16, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today continued his "People First Campaign" at Hofstra University, where he outlined his legislative priorities and told Long Islanders that their voices must be heard in order to get Albany to act on these key reforms.

Senator Skelos’ Statement on Governor Cuomo’s Property Tax Cap Tour

New York, NY - May 10, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, Governor Cuomo begins a statewide tour in support of his legislation to enact a hard property tax cap in New York. The Governor is right - - soaring property taxes are driving middle-class families out of their homes and forcing businesses to flee the state.

Latest Property Tax Data Makes Case for Cap

New York, NY - April 28, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Senate Republicans today renewed their call for the Assembly to act on the Governor’s property tax cap legislation in light of new data showing New Yorkers pay the highest property taxes in the United States.

Senate & Assembly Republicans, Business Community Step Up Pressure on Assembly Majority to Pass...

New York, NY - April 121, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Senate Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos, Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb and representatives of business organizations today urged the Assembly Majority to act on a meaningful property tax cap bill. The Senate overwhelmingly passed Governor Cuomo’s property tax cap legislation with bipartisan support earlier this year.


March 16, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- "The first of three bills before me today is Introductory Number 26-A, sponsored by Council Members Vann, Comrie, Brewer, James, Mark-Viverito, Arroyo, Williams, Gennaro, Ferreras, Lander, Dickens, Dilan, Gentile, Jackson, Greenfield, Barron, Sanders, Rivera, Levin, Foster, Seabrook, Rose, Eugene, Koslowitz, Chin, Gonzalez, Nelson, Reyna, Rodriguez, Van Bramer, Mealy, Mendez, Wills, Crowley, Palma, Cabrera, Vacca, Ulrich, Koo and Koppell. Introductory Number 26-A extends the City's authority to sell liens on delinquent tax, water, and property related charges until 2014

Gillibrand Announces Her First Bill Of The New Congress – Legislation To Provide Property...

New York, NY - February 14, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, joined by a Staten Island family struggling with high property taxes and the financial difficulties of raising a child with special needs, today announced that the first piece of legislation she is introducing in the 112th Congress is a bill to provide property tax relief for 1.1 million New York homeowners, including nearly 300,000 in New York City. Senator Gillibrand’s legislation would enable all New Yorkers that pay property taxes to deduct the full amount of money they pay from their federal income taxes. Currently, only homeowners that itemize their federal taxes can deduct the cost of property taxes

Senate Passes Property Tax Cap Legislation

New York, NY - February 1, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The New York State Senate today passed property tax relief legislation (S.2706) that would place a cap on the growth of school property taxes at two percent or the Consumer Price Index (CPI), whichever is less. If enacted, New York would become the 44th state to cap local property taxes. In addition, the Senate approved two measures related to providing mandate relief to school districts and local governments.

Mangano’s No Property Tax Increase Budget Passes Legislature

November 1, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced that with the passage of his 2011 No Property Tax Increase Budget, Nassau County’s finances have begun to be repaired after years of mismanagement, a poor economy and overspending. Mangano praised Presiding Officer Peter Schmitt and the Republican Legislative Majority for joining him in holding the line on property taxes while adopting reforms to close a $343 million deficit – the largest in our County’s history