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Old 03-28-2012, 07:55 PM
 
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Several months ago my Village voted to exceed the 2% property tax cap. Now they come up with a budget with a 4.5% increase.
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Old 03-28-2012, 08:56 PM
 
Location: Village of Patchogue, NY
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what village is that? Patchogue is having a public hearing on the 4th to decide if they should exceed the 2%...
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Old 03-29-2012, 06:17 AM
 
Location: Hempstead
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What good is a tax cap if a local government can just vote to exceed it? Sounds like pitchfork and torch time.
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Old 03-29-2012, 07:26 AM
 
Location: Long Island
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justification?
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Old 03-29-2012, 05:16 PM
 
Location: Inis Fada
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60% of the voters (a supermajority) is needed to vote yes in order to exceed the 2% tax cap in any given school district.

There is a group on Facebook, Save LI Schools, which has close to 6,000 members all seeking fair funding for LI schools. Did you know that on average, school districts upstate receive almost $6600 in aid per student while LI schools receive 30% less -- $4,400.00?
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Old 03-29-2012, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Inis Fada
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FWIW my district is estimated to be 5.5% if voters agree to pierce the cap.
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Old 03-29-2012, 05:20 PM
 
Location: Nassau, Long Island, NY
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60% of the voters (a supermajority) is needed to vote yes in order to exceed the 2% tax cap in any given school district.

There is a group on Facebook, Save LI Schools, which has close to 6,000 members all seeking fair funding for LI schools. Did you know that on average, school districts upstate receive almost $6600 in aid per student while LI schools receive 30% less -- $4,400.00?
Isn't it different for Villages than for School Districts (such as no public vote for Villages to exceed the cap, just a 60% vote of officials)?
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Old 03-29-2012, 05:28 PM
 
Location: Inis Fada
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The Case for a Cap

It would appear the answer is "It all depends."

At the BoE meeting Tuesday, our Superintendent indicated 60% of voters in the district.
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Old 03-29-2012, 05:58 PM
 
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All school districts would need 60% of voters but some local government has some type of board where the 60% could mean 3 out of 5 board members. Much easier for the local gov to override.
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Old 03-29-2012, 06:07 PM
 
Location: Hempstead
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So there is no tax cap.
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