Property Taxes in New York: A State Problem Calling for a State Solution

February 11, 2008. Why are property taxes so high in New York? State fiscal policies have created the bind. This brief looks at four reforms that would help – and could be funded in a way that makes the overall tax system fairer. In the meantime, a middle class circuit breaker would ease the pressure on the property tax much more effectively that the Middle Class STAR program.

On May 22, 2008, the brief was handed out at a public meeting in New City hosted by State Senator Thomas Morahan and Assemblymembers Ellen Jaffee and Kenneth Zebrowski, Jr. at the Rockland County Legislative Chambers; FPI executive director Frank Mauro was the keynote speaker.