Thursday, 28 May 2009 07:53
Property taxes continue to be the number one problem on Long Island and across New York State, where our residents pay 78 percent above the national average. As I continue my fight against property taxes, I was encouraged by this morning’s Leaders’ Meeting where property taxes were the topic.
Even as voters across the state vote on school budgets today, most of which came in at well below the 4 percent cap our state commission had proposed, we are reminded that our entire state will face a new crisis once federal stimulus funding runs out and escalated pension bills come in. We need our State Legislature to take action immediately on the host of recommendations discussed today. As always, I will continue my fight on behalf of every single overburdened property taxpayer. They deserve no less.