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Report: Tight state aid drives up local tax bills

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Slow growth in state aid is to blame for much of the increase in local property taxes in recent years, state Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli said a report released Wednesday. Local government leaders, who have felt taxpayer wrath in recent years when they raised property taxes and often put the blame on costs imposed on them by the state, heartily agreed. “The comptroller is really pointing out the obvious,” said Alan R. Grattidge, R-Charlton, chairman ...

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