Tax Cap http://wamc.org en NY Law Caps Agricultural Assessment Hikes http://wamc.org/post/ny-law-caps-agricultural-assessment-hikes <p></p><p></p><p>New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed a law to cap agricultural land assessment increases at two percent a year. Wed, 23 Oct 2013 00:45:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 76104 at http://wamc.org NY Law Caps Agricultural Assessment Hikes New Property Tax Cap Concerns Local Governments http://wamc.org/post/new-property-tax-cap-concerns-local-governments <p></p><p></p><p>Communities across New York state that have struggled to meet the state’s 2 percent tax cap face a new challenge: the level of the cap has been lowered. Thu, 15 Aug 2013 22:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 71544 at http://wamc.org New Property Tax Cap Concerns Local Governments NY School Districts Ready For Budget Re-votes http://wamc.org/post/ny-school-districts-ready-budget-re-votes <p>BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — New York School districts that saw budgets fail in May will put plans up for new votes Tuesday.&nbsp; Under the state's tax cap law, school districts have two chances to get budgets passed. If they fail both times, they can't raise taxes at all in the next school year.<br><br>A handful of districts are putting the same budgets on the ballot after narrow defeats the first time around.<br><br>Other districts made additional cuts in staffing and programs to reduce tax increases.<br> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 20:53:46 +0000 Dave Lucas 67235 at http://wamc.org NY School Districts Ready For Budget Re-votes County Grapples With Budget Gap http://wamc.org/post/county-grapples-budget-gap <p>Officials in Essex County, New York have been working to close a 13-million dollar budget gap in the 2013 budget.&nbsp; While they hope a pending sale of the county-run nursing home will make a difference, they say mandate relief from the state would be more helpful.<br><br>The rural Adirondack County has one of the lowest tax rates in New York State and has been using their fund balance to hold the line on property tax increases. Essex County Manager Dan Palmer says that may not be possible much longer.<br> Fri, 05 Oct 2012 16:20:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 49220 at http://wamc.org County Grapples With Budget Gap