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Skelos, Curran Join Cuomo for Signing of Property Tax Cap Bill

Local state representatives praise governor's efforts in passing historic legislation.

Sen. Dean Skelos, R-Rockville Centre, and Assemblyman Brian Curran, R-Lynbrook, joined Gov. Andrew Cuomo in Nassau County today for the governor's signing of New York's first-ever property tax cap.

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"Although more mandate relief is necessary for our school districts and local governments, the new property-tax cap is a great accomplishment and sets New York on a path to economic growth and future prosperity," said Curran, the former mayor of Lynbrook. "This is a great day for property owners like the Gannons and their neighbors across Long Island and the state."

Skelos, who in the past few years has led Senate Republican efforts to get a property tax cap passed, lauded Cuomo for making it a reality in 2011.

"Enacting a property tax cap was the single biggest accomplishment of this session for millions of homeowners and businesses that are sick and tired of paying the highest taxes in the nation," Skelos said. "Senate Republicans heard their concerns, we promised to do everything we could to help and today we are keeping that promise."

mikie laporte July 02, 2011 at 03:19 AM
when will it stop. i have to move because i cant afford to pay anymore tax on my house. i have to move to VA in a trailer park thats awefull im retired on SSD no kids and have to pay school tax $4,580.00 per year for what i have no kids.thanks for makeing me poor and trailer park trash
gene August 14, 2011 at 04:40 AM
@ mikie laporte If you are permanently disabled and on a fixed income, you might be eligible for a reduction in your taxes.... Contact the Nassau County Dept of Accessment at the link below. good luck. http://www.nassaucountyny.gov/agencies/Assessor/Docs/Newhandicap.pdf http://www.nassaucountyny.gov/agencies/Assessor/Online%20Forms/documents/LIDNEWAPPLICATION.pdf

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