Local superintendents lobby against tax cap proposal
Four superintendents gathered at Pelham Middle School Wednesday in an effort to fight Gov. Andrew Cuomo's (D-N.Y.) proposed 2-percent cap on school tax increases.
The superintendents, who represent the New Rochelle, Eastchester, White Plains and Pelham school systems, argue that the cap will harm education without helping taxpayers. They say lawmakers should give them relief from some of their school mandates before limiting how the district can pay for them.
Cuomo has been putting pressure on the Legislature to adopt his budget by April 1. His plan has already been approved by the Republican-controlled state Senate.
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