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Weigh in on Budgets and the Tax Cap

Two local budgets have been approved this week, but only one had to follow the tax cap. Is that fair?

The approved itson Monday just days after the

The two budgets are under the New York State tax cap, but one of them didn't have to be.  That's because the to opt out of the cap.

Localities can opt out if 60 percent of their board agrees to do so. School districts can opt out too, if 60 percent of the public agrees to it. That option won't be on the ballot when the Massapequa budget goes before voters on May 15, because the budget that's been submitted is under the ca. But it could happen down the road.

Of course, it's a lot easier to get 60 percent of a five person village board to agree to something, than it is to get 60 percent of the public to sign off.

So we want to know if the system is fair.  Take our poll below, and weigh in with your comments.

antzawol April 30, 2012 at 11:17 AM
Why have a tax cap if there can be an "opt out"? Tac cap should be firm.

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