In Albany today Assemblyman Bill Reilich (R,I,C –Greece) stood with his minority colleagues to unveil a plan to reduce the tax burden on New York state property owners.
The proposal includes restoration of State Aid for School Districts, enhancements to the STAR program and other measures to reduce costs. Reilich stated the plan also includes many new reforms to protect taxpayers from waste and fraud in the Medicaid system; which presently costs New York taxpayers an estimated $4.5 billion annually.
“New York’s property tax system is unfair to our senior citizens and others that struggle with erroneous property taxes,” said Reilich. “By tackling this problem today we can ensure that people will not lose their homes to unfair taxes and we can make New York a more competitive place for businesses.”
Reilich noted that the Assembly minority property tax relief plan will save Monroe homeowners an average of $841 and seniors approximately $1,248 a year.