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Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo releases a report outlining the ways in which extending the state's property tax cap would benefit taxpayers.
Rob Astorino, the Republican running for governor, said he would put a hold on any new business regulations and would repeal the Scaffold Law.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed a board of state officials to help struggling municipalities.
State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli recently released his annual report on local governments and expressed concern about New York’s municipalities ability to meet their respective fiscal challenges.
The tax cap was hailed as the method to bring property tax reform to New York, but many officials and business groups have complained it is ineffective without mandate relief.
County Executive Rob Astorino (R-Mount Pleasant) unveiled his $1.7 billion 2013 budget, featuring no increase on property taxes and 126 layoffs.
State Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb, of Canandaigua, said at an Oct. 2 panel in Bedford that legislators would not feel compelled to authorize mandate relief measures without the governor’s leadership.
An analysis of data from 4,000 local governments and recent municipal audits found that nearly 300 local governments had deficits in 2010 or 2011.