For the last two months, we have been advocating a property tax relief proposal to help New York’s working families and keep businesses in our community. Part of the property tax relief proposal would save taxpayers $2 billion a year by reducing the number of unfunded state mandates passed on to local taxing districts and enhancing the School Tax Relief (STAR) program to further help seniors across Monroe County.
We are also focusing our attention toward reducing the property tax burdens by eliminating fraud and abuse in the Medicaid system, the federal government estimates this fraud costs New York taxpayers $4.5 billion annually. I am working with members from both sides of the aisle to make these reforms a reality and to maximize savings for all New York taxpayers.
We can make property tax reform a reality this year. I thank my constituents for their continued support in the fight to make New York a better place to live and do business. With the April 1 state budget deadline fast approaching, I am focusing my energy on achieving a budget which is fair and equitable for all New Yorkers.
Assemblyman Bill Reilich