September 24, 2014

NYSUT reacts to judge's ruling in tax cap case

Source: NYSUT Media Relations

ALBANY, N.Y. September 24, 2014 - New York State United Teachers today issued the following statement in reaction to state Supreme Court Justice Patrick J. McGrath's ruling on its February 2013 challenge to the state’s property tax cap.

"NYSUT attorneys are reviewing the decision. NYSUT believes strongly that the tax cap undemocratically deprives taxpayers of their constitutional right to determine local school funding levels, while exacerbating existing funding inequities that harm the state’s neediest and most vulnerable students. It is very likely that NYSUT, as permitted by today’s decision, will continue its challenge to the constitutionality of the tax cap, the effect of which is worsened by the recently enacted tax freeze."

New York State United Teachers is a statewide union with more than 600,000 members in education, human services and health care. NYSUT is affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers, the National Education Association and the AFL-CIO.

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