Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Largest Teacher Union in NY Planning to Sue Over Property Tax

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New York States largest teachers union is planning a legal challenge to New York’s new property-tax cap. Richard C. Iannuzzi, president of New York State United Teachers, said that the union could file suit before the end of the year.

Iannuzzi believes that the requirement of a 60 percent “supermajority” violates constitutional “one person, one vote” protection that gives every person’s vote the same weight. He also believes the spending caps are making it extremely difficult or almost impossible for poor school districts to provide the “sound, basic education” that many schools are obligated to provide under NY state constitution.

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