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.

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