State Sen. Darrel Aubertine has posted a web page on his Senate web site devoted to a property tax cap in New York State.
In a message from his office, the effort was explained this way:
“As was done to keep people informed during the fight to save Ogdensburg Correctional, build support to pass Outdoor Wood Boiler legislation in the Senate, and to oppose the Farmworker Fair Labor Practices Act, Sen. Aubertine has launched a Join the Fight effort for Property Tax Relief. The Senator has been a long time supporter of property tax reform, voting for caps in 2008 and 2010, a circuit breaker and mandate relief.”
Aubertine says he and his Senate colleagues voted in 2008 and again this year for a property tax cap, but the measure has stalled in the Assembly.
Just a above a form where people can fill in their names and contact info, Aubertine writes, “Join the Fight today with me so we can show the widespread support of voters in Oswego, Jefferson and St. Lawrence counties and across this state to rein in property taxes and put this state on the right track to economic recovery.”
In recent days, Democratic incumbent Aubertine has been attacked by his Republican opponent for the 48th District Senate seat, County Clerk Patty Ritchie, for not signing on to another web site’s campaign for state government reform, including a property tax cap pledge. The site, New York Uprising (www.nyuprising.com), has called Ritchie a “hero of reform” for signing on to their agenda, and calls Aubertine an “enemy of reform” for not signing on by their recent deadline.
Aubertine’s tax cap web page is at www.nysenate.gov/webform/join-fight-property-tax-relief.