County Manager Alger Slams Tax Cap

June 19, 2015

BATH, NY – Steuben County Manager Mark Alger says that if New York were to take over the full cost of Medicaid alone, Steuben could potentially cut its tax levy by 39 percent. Blaming the state for shifting costs and unfunded mandates,
Alger said in a statement issued on Friday morning, that “local governments have little to do with high taxes.”

“They’re talking in Albany now about renewing the tax cap, or even making it permanent,” said Alger. “Well, the problem with high taxes has very little to do with local governments and it won’t be solved by a tax cap. Albany knows that. Until the state assumes responsibility for paying its own bills, nothing will change for the people of Steuben County.”