The leader of the statewide teachers’ union said Friday the organization is preparing to challenge in court the state-mandated property-tax cap.
During a radio interview Friday, New York State United Teachers President Richard Iannuzzi said, “We will go to court” over the tax cap, which has limited school districts’ revenue. The cap combined with cuts in state aid have caused many districts to lay off faculty and staff in recent years.
“It will be addressed in the courts,” Iannuzzi said, calling a lawsuit “probably not that far off.”
NYSUT is preparing an “internal document” that they might file around Jan. 1, he said on Capitol Pressroom, a public radio program.
The cap prevents local governments from raising property taxes by more than 2 percent a year or the rate of inflation, whichever is lower.