“Unshackle Upstate fought hard to advance a strong property tax cap in 2011 and proudly continued that fight this year. While we are disappointed that taxpayers have been denied a permanent cap, we are pleased that it will be extended through 2020. The tax cap has saved property taxpayers $7.6 billion since it was first enacted, and it will continue to save them billions more over the next 5 years.
In addition, we remind lawmakers of the need to address the problem of New York’s sky high property taxes by enacting meaningful mandate relief. It seems that the effort to provide real relief to local governments, school districts, businesses – and ultimately taxpayers – has stalled.”