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Teachers challenging state tax cap

NYSUT, citizens bring lawsuit against 2% tax increase limit

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New York’s largest teachers union and several parents sued Wednesday to overturn the state’s property tax cap as unconstitutional, contending it widens the gap between rich and poor districts and interferes with local control of schools. The lawsuit in state Supreme Court challenges the 2011 tax cap legislation and names Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Education Commissioner John King Jr. and Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. “While on its face the tax cap gives the appearance of equality, in ...


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