State's mayors argue against property-tax cap
Mayors from across the state gathered at the New York Conference of Mayors in Peekskill yesterday to plead against a property-tax cap.
The mayors say they are calling for a temporary freeze in public-sector wages and a cut to state mandates as alternative measures to give homeowners some tax relief.
The conference issued a report this week highlighting the high costs municipalities face when it comes to employee salaries, pensions and benefits. The mayors argue that those costs will only go up if a property-tax cap is imposed by the state Legislature.