Tedisco Tips His ‘Tax’ Cap To Taxpayers

Assemblyman who authored first tax cap bill this decade applauds passage of property tax cap; says next step is to freeze and cut taxes once and for all
June 24, 2011
Assemblyman Jim Tedisco (R,C,I-Schenectady-Saratoga) tonight proudly voted for passage of a property tax cap to put a lid on out-of-control property taxes in New York State.

"Tonight, I tip my ‘tax’ cap to taxpayers because, at long last, overburdened New Yorkers have a Tax Cap to control skyrocketing property taxes," said Tedisco, former Minority Leader and current Assistant Minority Whip.

In 2007, Tedisco authored the first property tax cap bill this decade, "The Property Taxpayers Protection Act." The tax cap was then advanced by the New York State Commission on Property Tax Relief (i.e. the Suozzi Commission) during the Spitzer/Paterson administrations. Governor Cuomo made the tax cap a centerpiece of his legislative agenda this year.

"If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery than I, and the members of the Assembly Minority Conference, am honored to see that others have come around to see the need to fight back against the highest property taxes in the nation. Now that we’re capping property taxes, the next step is to freeze them and then move to cut taxes once and for all," said Tedisco.