Letter: Property tax relief not adequate

Gov. Andrew Cuomo presents his 2014-2015 state budget

Gov. Andrew Cuomo presents his 2014-2015 state budget on Jan. 21, 2014 in Albany. (Credit: Albany Times Union / John Carl D'Annibale)

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After reviewing Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's property tax relief proposals, I must conclude that this is another election-year gimmick ["Cuomo's cuts, checks and carrots," News, Jan. 26].

Giving a tax credit to eligible taxpayers if the local government stays within spending limits is only a temporary help. Even if the local governments stay within the limits, this credit applies for only two years. After that, it would be replaced by a "circuit breaker" for only some people, and our taxes would go up. I would expect that after the two years, local governments might seek larger increases for the money they would then need.

How about some real help?

Frank S. Verdone, Miller Place

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