OUR OMNIBUS CONFERENCE CALL TODAY ( Tues. 7/14) PRODUCED THE FOLLOWING INFO:
We (Omnibus) will be traveling (yet again) to Albany to meet with the Senate leaders to urge them to put our circuit breaker bill on the agenda…they will probably meet Wed. and Thursday to do some legislating ….property tax relief has needed to be addressed for years…now the bills are great (modeled on fiscal guru, Frank Mauro’s groundbreaking Omnibus Prop. Tax Solution) and the situation is dire…..no excuse not to put the bill-we like S4239A – on the agenda…..I personally won’t scream bloody murder if they decide to pass the Klein/Krueger CB bill although it lacks the crucial reform provisions (a study of the state’s responsibility to fund a sound basic education for each child..and a review of the state’s responsibility to pay for Medicaid… and revenue sharing)…
BUT THEY MUST PASS A CIRCUIT BREAKER. ..and they will if it is put on the agenda.
Every pol in Albany will be falling all over themselves to claim credit for the bill’s passage when it does pass .
GOOD! Just do it, guys…….look at the handwriting on the wall….it says election time is coming and you want a good record on tax reform…
If it passes this session we will be inclined to be generous with the praise…if not…..VERY stingy with kudos will be an understatement. We know who has been there for us…and who hasn’t.
…and here’s work for all of us to do….below is our homework….please make the calls…these are the guys who will decide what’s on the agenda….the letter is from our Omnibus Coordinator Ron Deutsch …..a helluva guy and an ace lobbyist for property tax reform…make the calls, please!