The System is BrokenLocal lawmakers united in desire for school tax reform

Oct 9, 2010 Full story: Highland/Mid-Hudson Post

The System is Broken Local lawmakers united in desire for school tax reform Assemblymen Kevin Cahill and Pete Lopez, and state senator John Bonacic.

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Ray Sizum

Albany, NY

#2 Oct 10, 2010
...and a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to all!(Uh-oh...that's probably not politically correct!)

Since: Jan 10

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#3 Oct 13, 2010
"He held a series of town hall-style meetings over the summer throughout his district, and asked reseidents to volunteer to serve on advisory committees."

Where were these held and where were they publicized??? I've not seen one ad, flyer, email or phone call announcing these were taking place.

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#4 Oct 13, 2010
Washington, DC, September 28, 2010 - New data released today by the Census Bureau on owner-occupied housing shows Northeast homeowners tend to pay the most in property taxes, with the highest taxes being in New York and New Jersey. Louisiana and much of the South tend to have the lowest property taxes on homeowners.

"The top 10 counties in median real estate taxes paid for 2009 are, from 1 to 10: Westchester County, NY ($9,044); Nassau County, NY ($8,940); Bergen County, NJ ($8,708); Hunterdon County, NJ ($8,671); Rockland County, NY ($8,542); Essex County, NJ ($8,245); Passaic County, NJ ($7,939); Morris County, NJ ($7,904); Union County, NJ ($7,793); and Somerset County, NJ ($7,720). The national median is $1,917.

The top 10 counties in median real estate taxes as a percentage of median home value for 2009 are, from 1 to 10: Monroe County, NY (2.89%); Niagara County, NY (2.87%); Wayne County, NY (2.78%); Chemung County, NY (2.61%); Chautauqua County, NY (2.61%); Erie County, NY (2.60%); Onondaga County, NY (2.50%); Camden County, NJ (2.50%); Steuben County, NY (2.49%); and Madison County, NY (2.43%). The national median real estate taxes paid divided by the national median home value is 1.04 percent.

The top 10 states in median real estate taxes paid for 2009 are, from 1 to 10: New Jersey ($6,579); Connecticut ($4,738); New Hampshire ($4,636); New York ($3,755); Rhode Island ($3,618); Massachusetts ($3,511); Illinois ($3,507); Vermont ($3,444); Wisconsin ($3,007); and California ($2,893)."

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