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Former Nassau County Executive Thomas Suozzi was back in public Monday night, continuing his pitch for property tax relief, and making an iffy, counterintuitive pitch to have school districts support a cap on property tax increases.

“A cap would help schools in mandate relief, help them in union negotiations,” he said on “LI Talks” on News 12 Long Island.

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“This would actually help them, I believe — even though they don’t agree — would help them in the long run by putting the pressure on the state legislators where this problem really originates, and force them to give us mandate relief.”

“We need the tax-cappers, the anti-taxers and the school district community to team up and say ‘Let’s get mandate relief from the state of New York because you’re breaking our backs.’”