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Statements & Press Releases

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March 24, 2017 Reject the Governor's Proposed Consolidation Mandate
February 13, 2017 Mayors Reject Governor's Consolidation Mandate and Call for First Increase in Municipal Aid in Nine Years
January 25, 2017 Statement by NYCOM Executive Director Peter A. Baynes on Governor Cuomo Linking Municipal Aid to Legislative Approval of New Consolidation Mandate
January 11, 2017 Statement from NYCOM Executive Director Peter A. Baynes on the Governor's Proposal Mandating Referenda on County-Developed Municipal Consolidation Plans
April 1, 2016 Statement from NYCOM Executive Director Peter A. Baynes on the 2016-17 State Budget
March 9, 2016 NYCOM Supports "Local Roads Matter" Call for Increased Highway Aid
January 26, 2016 NYCOM Testimony on the Governor's Budget Before the Joint Fiscal Committee
January 13, 2016 Statement from NYCOM Executive Director Peter A. Baynes on Governor Cuomo's 2016-17 Executive Budget
January 4, 2016 Statement from NYCOM Executive Director Peter A. Baynes on Governor Cuomo's Executive Order Regarding Homelessness
December 15, 2015 Statement from NYCOM Executive Director Peter A. Baynes on Property Tax Cap Limit of 0.12% for June 2016
July 20, 2015 Statement from NYCOM Executive Director Peter A. Baynes on Newly Announced Tax Cap Limit for 2016
June 9, 2015 Fix the Cap Before You Keep the Cap -- Statewide Associations Representing Municipal Government Call for Reforms to the Tax Cap | Joint Letter to Governor and All Members of the Senate and Assembly
April 1, 2015 Statement on 2015-16 State Budget from NYCOM Executive Director Peter A. Baynes
February 25, 2015 NYCOM Testimony on the Governor's Budget Before the Joint Fiscal Committee
February 6, 2015 Lieutenant Governor, State Comptroller, Attorney General and State Legislators Scheduled to Speak at Mayors' Legislative Meeting
January 14, 2015 Sustainable Property Tax Relief Must Address Underlying Causes | Statement from NYCOM Executive Director Peter A. Baynes on Governor's Property Tax Credit Proposal
 December 17, 2014 TESTIMONY: Implementation of the 2014-2015 State Budget
November 14, 2014 Mayors Call for Dedicating Bank Settlement Funds to Staggering Municipal Infrastructure Needs
September 2, 2014 Statement from NYCOM on Reduction in Pension Contribution Rates
June 3, 2014 Diverse Coalition Calls on Lawmakers to Enact Mandate Relief and Fulfill Promises Made Prior to Passage of Tax Cap
June 2, 2014 New York State Conference of Mayors, Assemblywoman Weinstein and Lawmakers Call for Passage of Zombie Property Bill
March 4, 2014   Municipal Associations Call for Property Tax Relief via State-Local Collaboration, Announces Shared Service Initiative 
August 27, 2013 Statement of Peter A. Baynes, NYCOM Executive Director, Regarding Newly Announced Pension Contribution Rates
July 23, 2013 Statement from NYCOM Executive Director Peter A. Baynes on Detroit's Filing for Bankruptcy and the Future of New York's Cities
June 18, 2013 Statement from Peter A. Baynes, Executive Director of the New York State Conference of Mayors, regarding apparent agreement on binding arbitration reform
March 15, 2013 Statement of NYCOM Executive Director Peter A. Baynes on the Failure of the Senate and Assembly to Include Mandate Relief in their Budget Resolutions
February 14, 2013 Another Valentine's Day Massacre for Property Taxpayers Local Governments Mandated to Pay a $387 Million Increase in Pension Bills
February 4, 2013 NYCOM and mayors from the Capital District today expressed strong support for Governor Cuomo's proposal to reform binding arbitration
January 28, 2013 Testimony of the New York State Conference of mayors Before the Joint Fiscal Committees' Hearing on the Executive Budget
January 22, 2013 Statement from NYCOM Executive Director, Peter A. Baynes on Governor Cuomo's 2013-14 Executive Budget
September 24, 2012 Statement from NYCOM Executive Director, Peter A. Baynes on a Fiscal Stress Monitoring System
September 4, 2012 Statement from NYCOM Executive Director, Peter A. Baynes on the Increase in Pension Costs for Local Governments
August 2, 2012 LET NY WORK: It Will Take More than Just Analyzing Budgets - Comptroller DinNapoli is right that more needs to be done to help local governments.
March 28, 2012 Statement from NYCOM Executive Director Peter A. Baynes on the 2012-13 State Budget 
March 15, 2012 Statement from NYCOM Executive Director Peter A. Baynes on Passage of Tier VI Pension Reform
March 6, 2012

Let NY Work :: A Common Agenda for a Common Good

February 21, 2012

Confronting the Myths about Proposed Tier VI Retirement Plan

February 8, 2012

Let New York Work Calls for Passage of Tier VI

January 24, 2012 Testimony Before the Joint Fiscal Committees' Hearing on the 2012-13 Executive Budget
January 11, 2012 "Triborough Trouble - How an obscure state law guarantees pay hikes for government employees" :: Empire Center for New York State Policy
January 6, 2012 New Statewide Coalition Unveils Let New York Work: A Common Agenda for the Common Good
March 1, 2011 NYCOM Testifies Before the Assembly Standing Committees on the Cap on Real Property Taxes.
February 28, 2011 Pension and Health Insurance Costs are Forcing Property Taxes Higher and "Crowding Out" Taxpayer Priorities -- Mayors Release Results of City Budget Survey --
February 17, 2011 NYCOM Testifies Before the Sentate Standing Committee on Local Government on Mandate Relief and Real Property Tax Caps
January 7, 2011 NYCOM Executive Director Peter Baynes Testifies Before Members of the State Legislature on the 2011-12 Executive Budget
December 14, 2010 NYCOM's Mayoral Task Force on Mandate and Property Tax Relief Releases Recommendations "You Can't Cap What You Can't Control"
June 26, 2010 Statement of NYCOM Executive Director Peter A. Baynes on Governor Paterson's Property Tax Cap Proposal
May 26, 2010 Plattsburgh Mayor Donald Kasprzak Appointed to Conference of Mayors' Executive Committee
February 19, 2010 Mayors Release Results of City Budget Survey -- City Fiscal Conditions Continue to Weaken -- State Aid Cuts Will Force Property Taxes Higher
January 25, 2010 TESTIMONY - Testimony of the New York State Conference of Mayors before the Joint Fiscal Committees' Hearing on the 2010-2011 Executive Budget
January 19, 2010 Statement from NYCOM Executive Director Peter A. Baynes on 2010-11 Executive Budget
January 14, 2010 Statement from NYCOM Executive Director Peter A. Baynes on Governor's Mandate Reform Package