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Do you support a 2 percent tax cap on local property tax increases?

Yes 71% 142 votes
No 28% 56 votes
Total Votes: 198

Note: This is not a scientific poll.


January 30, 2011
5:49 p.m.

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myshortpencil ( myshortpencil ) says...

I voted no. I would only support a property tax cap if we can't get a fair school budget election where a passing budget means the school gets what it asks for and a failing budget means taxes do not increase. That's the way it is in almost every other state. Contingency budgets that force tax increases in the mid to high single digits are a scam. We have school elections, but we don't trust voters. So, we raise taxes even when budgets are defeated.

Give voters the power to control tax increases and they'll control run away increases in school spending. NY didn't become the top spender on public education by accident. It's by design. A tax cap leaves the design in place. It simply piles on another level of complexity. Stop the nonsense. Give us a fair school budget vote.

January 31, 2011
3:20 a.m.

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Most people are in favor of this, except of course the mayors who find it is much easier to raise taxes on folks rather than cut spending!

January 31, 2011
1:40 p.m.

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rngeorge ( rngeorge ) says...

taxes need to go down not up another 2% this is a excuse to raise them

February 1, 2011
8:46 a.m.

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MDogsMom ( MDogsMom ) says...

If they put a cap on how high property taxes can go, we'll just see more "fees" added. Why do you think Schenectady added a garbage "fee" and Stratton tried to add a curb "fee"? If that tax cap becomes law, you can bet the city council will have no choice but to pass a "curb fee" as part of next years budget - among other "fees".


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