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Editorial: When is a tax cap not a tax cap?

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Most homeowners in the Niskayuna Central School District live within the town, and as Thursday’s Gazette story indicated, that means their tax bills will be going up a modest 2 percent this year. But roughly 20 percent of the school district’s taxes are paid by residents of Glenville, Colonie and Clifton Park, and because of differing assessment practices and property values in those towns, their taxes will be rising anywhere from 6.3 percent to 9.9 ...

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August 25, 2012
7:32 a.m.

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Being a resident of Niskayuna I'm delighted that Colonie and Clifton Park may finally pay their fair share instead of Niskayuna residents subsidizing them. It has long been a Realtor's selling point in some neighborhoods that you could send your kids to Niskayuna schools but pay substantially less than Niskayuna taxes.

August 25, 2012
11:02 a.m.

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I agree that something is amiss. We in Charlton are on the receiving end of this unbalanced increase every year in the BH-BL school district. I would sure like to see the process document and calculations that NYS uses to establish the equalization rates. One year I can understand, but every year???