At a press conference in Albany earlier this afternoon, a very animated Sheldon Silver made the case against capping property taxes because, he says, it would hamper education spending.
Surrounded by legislative leaders, including David Paterson, who supports the tax cap, Silver said, “I want to know when school districts are paying double for fuel. We don’t tell them: ‘Tell the kids to bring sweaters and put the thermostat at 58 degrees.’ I want to know the resources are at the schools.”
Silver also made the case that some people who are slated to get property tax relief may not really need it.
“I want to know we’re delivering property tax relief to people that need it, not people who choose to own five and ten million dollar mansions, who make more than a million dollars a year.”