Guv’s ‘10-’11 budget? Realistically, not bad considering that no Democratic leader will promote lower spending. But the already crushed taxpayers must be protected by an immediate 2010-11 property tax cap. Otherwise schools will simply pass on their “losses” to property owners. Talk about a regressive tax! Neighbors are leaving the state over this.
Let schools whine over their 5% budget cut. They’re holding $1.5 billion in undesignated thus mostly illegal reserves according to Comptroller DiNapoli. Let them whine. Just don’t let them increase taxes. A levy increase cap of 2% or the CPI, whichever is lower, seems about right for’10-11. (Note: I was a school board member for 13 years.)
Enjoy your day. Paul