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Stop the Tax Shift!!

You Can't Cap What You Can't Control (pdf)

Memorandum in Opposition 1/31/2011 (pdf)

The New York State Conference of Mayors (NYCOM) has launched a new Web site,, which focuses on the dangers of shifting state taxes and costs onto local governments and property taxpayers. is designed to educate policymakers, the media, and New York's real property taxpayers about (1) the important role state aid plays in keeping municipal property taxes in check and (2) the state mandates that drive property taxes up.

Throughout the upcoming legislative session, will be regularly updated to:

Please take a moment to visit, familiarize yourself with its important message, and let your elected state officials know that when New York State shifts its taxes and costs onto local governments, it is bad for property taxpayers and bad for New York.