ALBANY, NY and OYSTER BAY, NY — January 23, 2019 — The New York State Senate today passed Senator Gaughran’s bill, S.1904, to make the property tax cap permanent. The bill passed with bipartisan support with a vote of 51 to 9.
Senator Jim Gaughran said “I ran for State Senate on the promise that I would fight tirelessly for overburdened and overtaxed Long Islanders. Today I took the first step and introduced vital legislation to make the property tax cap permanent. No more temporary extensions. A permanent tax cap for permanent relief.
We’re beginning to feel the devastating effects of the federal limit on State and Local Tax deductions. We cannot let Long Islanders be taxed out of their homes. It is critical that New York State takes steps to providing real tax relief to Long Islanders, while the federal government continues its attack on New York taxpayers. The Democratic Senate Majority is going to provide local municipalities and school districts with mandate reform and increase state aid to our region to help lower local tax levies.
It’s a new day in Albany and we’re done with the same old games that have cost Long Island for decades. I am proud that my first bill to pass as a State Senator will be legislation to make the tax cap permanent.”