New tax cap in NY proves difficult for some towns in Ulster County, Northern Dutchess

March 4, 2012. An article by Patricia Doxsey, Kingston Daily Freeman.

“My position is the cap can hurt people, hurt services, and it doesn’t provide the public the relief it needs,” said Frank Mauro, executive director of the Fiscal Policy Institute.

“I think the problem is even if they can stay within the tax cap, it doesn’t mean a homeowner’s taxes will only go up by 2 percent,” Mauro said.