Protecting the Tax Cap

New Yorkers are saving billions of dollars a year under the 2011 state law capping annual growth in local property tax levies at 2 percent or the rate of inflation, whichever is less. But the long-term fate of the tax cap is hanging in the balance this year, because the tax cap is attached to a "temporary" but decades-old state law regulating rents in New York City, due to expire June 15.

It's high time the tax cap was enshrined in a permanent, stand-alone law.

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SOTS health-care roundup

Health care was the dog that did not bark at Governor Cuomo's combined State of State and budget address on Tuesday.

Janus goes to college

Significant numbers of SUNY and CUNY faculty and graduate assistants are no longer paying government employee union dues.

Cuomo’s budget: a fiscal first take

Political rhetoric aside, in key fiscal respects, Governor Cuomo's fiscal 2020 Executive Budget is largely a continuation of previous policies.