Thursday, March 24, 2011

Census Data Shows Taxes Are Too High?

The coalition of businesses represented by Unshackle Upstate are treating the state's census data as proof that the state needs a tax cap and mandate relief.
"Unfortunately, the 2010 Census data published today shows what Unshackle Upstate has been talking since our creation in 2006 – that Albany's policies have made Upstate New York a less hospitable place to live, work, raise a family and create jobs. And people are voting with their feet," said Brian Sampson, executive director of Unshackle Upstate.
He suggested that the state needs to duplicate the effort in the mid-1970s that took place in New York City to save their future. Sampson said, "Now it's time for today's elected officials to do the same for Upstate New York. Our leaders in Albany must take swift action to enact a 2-percent property tax cap and provide our local governments and schools with real mandate relief."
The property tax cap has already passed the Senate at the 2 percent rate, but has not been addressed by the Assembly.
"By taking action on these critical measure, we can make Upstate New York a place where people want to raise their families and grow their businesses," concluded Sampson.

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