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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Brace yourself for lower tax hikes

The starting point for computing next year's local property tax caps will be less than 1 percent, lowest since the cap was enacted four years ago.

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Another frack at NY shale gas?

A Tioga County business wants to frack natural gas from the Utica and Marcellus Shale formations without using water.

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Ranking NY state’s financial status

A new 50-state ranking says New York State's "overall fiscal solvency" is among the worst in the nation.

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