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Property Tax Debate Heats Up

There were some fireworks at the legislature's budget meeting yesterday when the Assembly Minority Leader challenged the other legislative leaders to a debate on property taxes. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article
NY State Assemblyman Chris Ortloff
NY State Assemblyman Chris Ortloff

Ortloff Plan To Limit Property Tax Growth

Assemblyman Chris Ortloff, a Republican from Plattsburgh, is building support for a major property tax reform package. The bill fell short in a test vote earlier this week, but won support from 14 Democratic lawmakers. Ortloff's $5 billion plan is designed to slow increases in property taxes. It would also shift more public school and Medicaid costs onto the state b udget. That means taxpayers downstate would pick up more of the bill for education and social programs here in the North Country. Ortloff told Brian Mann that the property tax issue has become a crisis for many homeowners.  Go to full article

Booming Market Drives Up Property Taxes

The rapid growth of the second home and vacation real estate market in the Adirondacks has driven up home values dramatically. That's great news for locals who want to sell their houses. But for people who want to stay put, the result is often a dramatic increase in property taxes. Hardest hit are locals who own waterfront homes. Brian Mann spoke with Joe Hesh with the New York State Office of Real Property Services. He says many people are feeling a sting right now because communities are updating their property tax assessments that are long out of date.  Go to full article

Study: Property Taxes & Walmart

Martha Foley talks to an Albany economist who has something new to add to the conversation: a study that looks at property taxes and Walmart in small upstate towns. Dr. Lester Hadsell finds taxes tend to go up after Walmart moves in.  Go to full article

Opinion: Budget Cuts Would ?Devastate? North Country Schools

A converation with Massena Superintendent Douglas Huntley, who says the Governor's proposed 1.2 billion dollar cut in public school funding would mean teacher lay-offs and higher property taxes.  Go to full article

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