Long Island Progressive Coalition (Massapequa, New York)

Long Island — there’s a lot that sets it apart. We have all heard of its high tax burden — driving young people, families and seniors out of the region. But why? One reason is the burden of special taxing districts. These invisible governments — hundreds of local taxing authorities — provide services like sanitation, water and sewer treatment. But they also have the power to raise your taxes, and spend them, without oversight, without control and without limits. Studies show that consolidation could save us up to 22% on our property tax bills. However, these special interests work to maintain the status quo, perks and privileges. See our video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ga2RCG3td3E