Saturday, January 7, 2012

Building a new New York one year progress report-Gov. Andrew Cuomo

New York property taxes are among the highest in the nation and the 15th highest tax counties are all here in New York. By a wide variety of key measures it is clear that New Yorkers are overtaxed. As a percentage of personal income, New York has the highest local taxes in the nation, 79% above the national average. From 1998 to 2008 property tax levies in New York grew by more than 73%, or more than twice the rate of inflation during that span. New York and especially upstate New York has been losing jobs and population at a rate greater than the national average, because of these high property taxes. More than 15 years both houses of the legislature and three Governors, ultimately failed to bring skyrocketing costs under control . The Governor has a chance to stop the madness in New York State. The answer is- let us start drilling for natural gas in New York State. We have waited for over four years for the DEC to finalize regulations that the NIMBY’s in our State have demanded. Time is running out for the drilling of natural gas to save our State! Let us start S.A.F.E ( Shale Assisted Fissure Expansion ) drilling in the Marcellus and Utica shale formation in New York State now! Happy New Year! Neil

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