Need Help Making the Argument for Circuit Breaker Tax Relief?
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We've pulled together these resources from the media, other websites, and blogs. If you only have time to read one, make it this one:
May 18, 2011 – Times Herald Record
"School aid cuts should be death knell for property tax system" [Read more »]
News Articles and Press Releases
February 2, 2011 – Albany
"Governor Cuomo and the NYS Senate are right are on the property tax crisis, but they're wrong on the tax cap.
"Property Tax Reform groups and fiscal watchdogs from across the state called upon Governor Cuomo and the Senate to champion real property tax relief not “rhetorical solutions..." [Read more »]
January 21, 2011 – Messenger Post
"In their enthusiasm for a property tax cap [business leaders] unfortunately ignore those New Yorkers most overwhelmed by property taxes — the several hundred thousand residents already paying unsustainable, double-digit percentages of their income in property tax, as much as 40 percent and more, who are at greatest risk of being forced from their homes..." [Read more »]
December 21, 2010 – NY Times
"At a time when Americans are feeling overburdened, capping property taxes can sound like a great idea. It certainly does to Andrew Cuomo, the governor-elect of New York. But a tax cap sounds a lot more helpful than it is. It is a blunt instrument that ends up punishing many of the taxpayers and communities in need of relief..." [Read more »]
September 26, 2010 – Elyse K. of Rockland County
"It was great to see in-depth coverage of the No. 1 problem facing New York state. However, your article leaves the impression that the Assembly members who do not support the tax cap are being unreasonable..." [Read more »]
- February 8, 2010 – Times Herald-Record: "Unpaid School Taxes by County" (Ulster, Sullivan, Orange)
- September 12, 2009 – Times Union: "Surprise hits school taxpayers'
Articles in Scholarly Journals
Public policy journals discuss circuit breaker effectiveness in NY and other states.
- April 2010: Property Tax Relief - The Case for Circuit Breakers (Lincoln Institute of Land Policy)
- May 2009: Property Tax Circuit Breakers: Fair and Cost-Effective Relief for Taxpayers (Lincoln Institute of Land Policy)