Suozzi vows to lower local property taxes

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Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi, one of the leading Democratic candidates for New York governor, vowed on Tuesday to spend $2.15 billion in state money, if elected, to alleviate the local property tax burden. Suozzi’s proposal comes less than a week after the state comptroller released a report showing that per capita property taxes in New York are 49 percent above the national average. more [Sun]