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Gov. Paterson Backs Property Tax Cap

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New York Gov. David Paterson

Gov. David Paterson (Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NEW YORK (CBS 2) — New York Governor David Paterson was calling for a property tax cap and said he’ll try to force state lawmakers to vote on one before the November 2 general elections.

Paterson supported a bill to cap yearly hikes at 4-percent or 120-percent of inflation, whichever is lower.

The measure passed the State Senate several times, but has yet to come to a vote in the Assembly.

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver opposed the cap and predicted its failure in his chamber.

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