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Father Robert McKeon B.

Group, the Tax Reform Effort

Northern Dutchess Community Showcase

HQ Phone: (845) 876-8600

Northern Dutchess Community Showcase

7509 North Broadway

Red Hook, New York 12571

United States

Background Information

Employment History

Pastor
St. Gregory Barbarigo Church

Affiliations

Executive Committee Member
New York State Coalition for Property Tax Reform

Member
Farmington Woods Country Club

Web References (200 Total References)


BALCONY Issues in the News | BALCONY New York

www.balconynewyork.com [cached]

"I think that underscores the fact that the tax cap never really was the solution," said Robert McKeon, a Red Hook resident and director of Tax Relief Effort of Northern Dutchess.

...
McKeon, of Tax Reform Effort of Northern Dutchess (TREND), said he doesn't fault towns for exceeding the property tax cap.
"I think the municipalities each needed to decide which was best for the community," he said.
...
"If somebody can't afford their taxes today, then a weak tool like a tax cap isn't going to help them afford their taxes tomorrow," McKeon said.


Education | BALCONY New York

www.balconynewyork.com [cached]

"I think that underscores the fact that the tax cap never really was the solution," said Robert McKeon, a Red Hook resident and director of Tax Relief Effort of Northern Dutchess.

...
McKeon, of Tax Reform Effort of Northern Dutchess (TREND), said he doesn't fault towns for exceeding the property tax cap.
"I think the municipalities each needed to decide which was best for the community," he said.
...
"If somebody can't afford their taxes today, then a weak tool like a tax cap isn't going to help them afford their taxes tomorrow," McKeon said.


"I think that underscores the fact ...

www.dailyfreeman.com [cached]

"I think that underscores the fact that the tax cap never really was the solution," said Robert McKeon, a Red Hook resident and director of Tax Relief Effort of Northern Dutchess.

...
McKeon, of Tax Reform Effort of Northern Dutchess (TREND), said he doesn't fault towns for exceeding the property tax cap.
"I think the municipalities each needed to decide which was best for the community," he said.
...
"If somebody can't afford their taxes today, then a weak tool like a tax cap isn't going to help them afford their taxes tomorrow," McKeon said.


Impact: Robert McKeon, ...

www.poughkeepsiejournal.com [cached]

Impact: Robert McKeon, director of Tax Reform Effort of Northern Dutchess (TREND), believes Cuomo's plan doesn't do enough for the people who have already fallen deep into a financial pit.

"I think people will quickly realize that a cap is a guarantee for future increases, and the pressure needs to be on providing actual relief to those who need it," McKeon said. "I think you will continue to see a loss of middle-class and working-class families."
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McKeon became involved in lobbying for tax reform after seeing farmers sell their pastures to developers - a trend that, he predicted, won't be slowed without limiting taxes based on household income.


"They have property-tax relief featured ...

www.nyaprs.org [cached]

"They have property-tax relief featured as the number one, two and three issues, but if you check the (Senate) calendar, it's nowhere to be found," said Robert McKeon, who heads the group, the Tax Reform Effort of Northern Dutchess County.

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