View Full Version : New York teachers union sues state over property tax cap.

02-20-2013, 10:50 PM
Feb 20 (Reuters) - New York's largest teachers union on Wednesday sued to overturn the state's cap on annual property tax increases, claiming it perpetuates inequities between wealthy and poor school districts.

Under the cap, which took effect last year, school districts and local governments may raise property taxes each year by up to 2 percent or the rate of inflation, whichever is lower. School districts, which are funded through property taxes and state aid, may override the cap if 60 percent of local residents vote to do so. The cap does not apply to New York City.

In a lawsuit filed in State Supreme Court in Albany, New York State United Teachers said that by limiting the amount of money school districts can raise, the tax cap violates the state's constitutional obligation to provide a "sound basic education" to all students. <snip>Yes, I encourage this. Anytime a union wants to sue so that the citizens have more money taken out of their pockets is fine by me.

Hopefully the low information liberals will understand that money does not grow on trees and that what the union is doing here is robbing them. One can hope.

Keep working on that death spiral (http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/20/usa-newyork-propertytax-lawsuit-idUSL1N0BK4Y020130220?feedType=RSS&feedName=bondsNews&rpc=43)