We Vote…Because Our Kids Can’t. Children don’t have a powerful voice in Albany or Washington; they depend on voters to ensure that the budget cuts don’t come down on their backs! Join in the fight for infants & children now! When you go to the polls, elect someone who will invest in kids! Be a child’s voice today and at the polls!
What is happening on Long Island:
ISSUE: Tax Cap Is Now Law
New York State approved a measure that caps the increase to the tax levy by 2% or the rate of inflation whichever is lower.
A tax cap is a cap on the total amount of money collected through taxes. This is called the “tax levy”.
A tax cap will directly limit the amount of money we can collect in taxes. It does not limit the tax rate.
IMPACT: The tax cap will force the school district to cut additional staff, programs, and services.
Why? Because our expenses are increasing and our revenue is not.
BUDGET – REVENUE = TAX LEVY
WHAT WILL REALLY HAPPEN: Since some of our major expenses are increasing faster than 2% and our revenue is decreasing, the only way to keep the tax levy increase under the cap will be to cut staff, programs and services.
TAKE ACTION: Contact your representatives
Your help is needed. Tell our legislators that we are not going to stand for the destruction of our children’s education.
(courtesy of the S. Huntington PTA)
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