Keeping the property tax cap

Since its enactment in 2011, New York's property tax cap has proven effective at reducing the growth of property tax levies. The Empire Center released the first comprehensive analysis of the cap and is leading efforts to inform the debate on making the cap permanent.

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Session yields small pensions crop

A handful of bills increasing pension benefits for groups of public employees passed in New York's Legislature this year.

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Another phony property tax “cut”

The headlines out of Albany are touting an end-of-session deal to "cut" your property taxes. Don't believe them.

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Tax cap sausage still in grinder?

The end-of-session legislative package deal extends New York's property tax cap, but other key details initially were unclear.

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