Speaker Silver Unveils Assembly’s Property Tax Cap Legislation to Provide Relief for Hardworking Families Across New York State


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).

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