New York’s Environmental Protection Fund has made $350,000 available to supplement protection Hudson River’s natural resources. This money – delegated by the DEC Hudson River Estuary Program – will be used to enhance water quality; counter flooding; conserve wildlife habitat.
in an effort to protect annual tax levy increases, the New York property-tax cap (that was implemented 7 years ago) puts a 2 percent cap/rate of inflation (whichever is lower) on taxes. How does this impact us now? For the 2018-19 academic year, average school districts cap is around 2.9 percent thanks to the exemptions with around 98 percent of districts being compliant.
According to NY Association of School Business Officials Executive Director Michael Borges:
“Although school districts have a higher cap this year than last, higher health and pension costs, coupled with economic instability due to federal policy changes, create an uncertain fiscal picture for school districts. Stable, adequate and equitable state funding is more important than ever.”