ALBANY—One notable detail about the results of the State Senate’s debate on Andrew Cuomo’s government consolidation bill late yesterday was the final vote tally: the measure passed 46-16.
Several Republicans–including Minority Leader Dean Skelos–voted against the legislation. It has been touted as a way to lower property taxes, particularly in suburban areas.
“We obviously have supported efforts to reduce property taxes, but we had a number of concerns about this bill including that fire districts were not exempted, that library districts were not exempted and he wanted to see a detailed cost-benefit analysis by the state comptroller to give an idea by how much money could be saved by this,” said Skelos spokesman Scott Reif.
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