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omnibus bill

Many reformers have called on the State to pass meaningful property tax legislation. We are not looking for one house bills. We are looking for real reform.

The Omnibus Consortium understands that the property owners need real relief now. Not next session or some later date but today.

The Omnibus Consortium, comprised of tax groups all over the state, fiscal watchdogs, unions,renter groups, farm groups and elected officials drafted a bill with Frank Mauro who is known throughout the state for his fiscal genius.

This bill delivers meaningful (not star lite) relief to taxpayers. It provides for a middle class circuit breaker that would be phased in over a period of years in recognition of the states precarious fiscal situation. The circuit breaker will give relief to property owners whose property taxes (ALL- not just school) exceed their ability to pay . Senator Krueger introduced this bill ( S.4239). Of all the circuit breaker bills out there, this bill gives real relief with no baggage. Unfunded mandates, consolidation and other issues need to be addressed but will take thorough studies to implement. Senator Kruegers bill is the cleanest and most fiscally viable bill to give immediate, meaningful relief this session!

The second part of the bill has phased in approach to the State eventually taking over the school property taxes, as well as medicaid relief and giving back revenue sharing to towns and counties that was cut years ago.

This bill takes the best of the Galef/Little, the Cahill/Lavalle and the Senate Stop Bill.

The Omnibus Consortium is committed to getting meaningful relief passed this year with long term reform phased in next session.

Please support this post as well as Shebar and MKD67

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Submitted by susanzimet 5 years ago

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  1. We all tax about tax reform, but Susan and this group have taken the "talk" to a new level. I add my voice in support of their efforts.

    5 years ago
  2. YES, IMMEDIATE RELIEF IS THE HOTTEST TOPIC AT PUBLIC GATHERINGS THAT I HAVE ATTENDED IN THE LAST YEAR. I HEAR SERIOUS, PERSONAL STATEMENTS LIKE; "MY WIFE AND I FIGURE WE CAN ONLY AFFORD TO STAY IN OUR HOME ANOTHER 2 YEARS, MAYBE 3, UNLESS SOME FORM OF TAX RELIEF IF COMING FAST".

    SOME NATIVES NEW YORKERS HAVE ALREADY SEEN THE WRITING ON THE WALL, AND...

    WE MISS THEM....

    5 years ago
  3. y

    The Omnibus bill is just a way for taxes to be increased on the middle class to support teacher salary hikes. The "middle class" is any household making $50,000 a year or more. Do not be fooled by the propoganda around the bill, read it yourself.

    The Omnibus bill would be fine if it came with a teacher salary freeze. Long Island teachers make more money than school teachers anywhere in the world.

    5 years ago

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