The budget deadline is less than a week away and property taxes have yet to be discussed in the ongoing budget talks. Assemblyman Bill Reilich (R,C,I –Greece) notes that while negotiations have been successful in some areas, many important issues have been pushed to the back burner. Reilich spoke today to assert the fact that property tax needs to be openly discussed as soon as possible so a solution can be developed.
“Our residents keep telling us that something needs to be done about property taxes,” stated Assemblyman Reilich. “Owning a home is the American dream, and unfortunately the crushing burden of property taxes has eliminated the dream for many. I feel their pain; that is why I so strongly support my conference’s ‘Save Our Homes’ plan. We have a great opportunity to lower taxes and save money for our taxpayers, but it seems that our opposition doesn’t even want to discuss it. It is coming down to crunch time, and they need to see the urgency that surrounds this issue.”
The Assembly minority revealed their property tax plan months ago, yet members of the majority choose to ignore it. Budget talks have stalled, and members of both sides of the aisle have come to an impasse over how to deal with property taxes.
“There is a simple solution,” said Reilich. “It is outlined in our plan. Now we need to show the majority how important this is, and how easy it would be to solve the problem.”