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ALBANY _ More than 100 local government and school officials statewide have urged Albany to reject Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s property tax freeze.
Included in the list is Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner, co-chairwoman of the state Democratic Committee appointed by Cuomo.
“The current ‘tax freeze’ proposal will only exacerbate the problems we face,” their letter stated.
They argued Cuomo’s plan is impractical because of deep cuts already made in recent years.
Cuomo offers a state subsidy to freeze property taxes for up to two years, but only if local governments cut spending , share services or consolidate.
“It’s clear that some local officials don’t want to be held accountable,” said an aide to Cuomo, who is running for re-election.