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Join us in Albany for a Rally and Lobbying Day in Support of the Property Tax Cap

May 03, 2011 J

As jobs and families are fleeing our state, the State Assembly fails to act on the Governor’s 2% Property Tax Cap that will give taxpayers and businesses some relief from out of control property tax increases.

New York has the highest local taxes in the country – 79 percent above the national average. Taxpayers saw their property taxes rise 73 percent from 1998 through 2008, more than twice the rate of inflation. It is no wonder that 9 of the top 10 counties in the nation with the highest property taxes rates when measured against home values are located here in New York State.

It is time for the Assembly to act now!

Join us in Albany for a Rally and Lobbying Day in Support of the Property Tax Cap

Date: Tuesday, May 10th, 2011
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Place: The Well at the Legislative Office Building
198 State St., Albany, NY

11 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. Rally
1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Meetings with Legislators (Please schedule meetings with legislators from your area)

Long Island Tax Reform is organizing buses that will leave at 5:30 a.m. from the Park and Ride at Exits 49 and 36 of the Long Island Expressway. For further information and to secure a seat, please send an e-mail to albanytaxcap@gmail.com.

Click here to learn more about the Property Tax Cap and to send a message to your legislator!

The Assembly must be urged to vote on this legislation. With passage of this bill, it will tackle one of our state’s biggest problems: over taxation of real property. Also, an enactment of a Property Tax Cap will further highlight the need for significant mandate relief that will give local governments and school districts the flexibility they need to restructure their budgets.

Please join us in Albany on Tuesday, May 10th!

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