The races for local state Assembly and Senate seats have only recently gotten started, but several candidates have already seized upon their first issue: the 4 percent property tax cap proposed byÂ Nassau County Executive Tom SuozziÂ and the tax reform commission he chaired.
Republicans Liz Feld,Â Bill Gouldman and Rob Biagi are among the latest canddiates to challenge their opponents to back the legislation that would create the tax cap.
“My position is clear,” Feld writes in an “open letter” toÂ her opponent, Sen. Suzi Oppenheimer, that was e-mailed to reporters today. “I will support Governor Patterson’s and County Executive Suozzi’s bi-partisan proposal.”
Gouldman and Biagi have issued similar challenges to Assembly members Sandra Galef and George Latimer.
Also getting in on the act is the Westchester County Association, which has announced a Thursday press conference to discuss the issue.