State appeals court upholds ‘county guarantee’

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Governor Cuomo’s 2 percent property-tax cap has forced districts like Bellmore-Merrick to cut hundreds of thousands, even millions of dollars, in recent years, which has led to reductions in staff and services.

Kiernan said school officials worry that the county plans to appeal the Appellate Court’s decision, but for now, they are breathing easier. “We’re pleased…” Kiernan said. “It was certainly a victory for school districts at this stage.”

Scott Brinton contributed to this story.

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