Tax Cap

(AP Photo/Mike Groll)

Local governments and schools in New York State say they are struggling over a property tax cap that will allow what amounts to a zero percent increase in tax levies in the coming year, but Governor Andrew Cuomo said they’ll likely have to stick with those rules.

AP/Mike Groll

Long Island schools put their budgets up for vote Tuesday. Most school districts hope to increase their tax levies at or just below the 2% cap on property tax increases that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law in 2011.

Four Suffolk schools are attempting to exceed that cap: West Babylon, Sayville, East Hampton, and Bridgehampton. Officials say the districts received less state school aid than they were hoping and so piercing the cap is necessary.