Property taxes in Westchester County are the highest in the nation. Statewide, New Yorkers’ property tax bills are 79 percent above the national average. With the state on the verge of insolvency, the factors that drive taxes up — health care costs and high public-sector pensions and salaries — show no signs of slowing. What’s a homeowner to do? Some want to leave and go where taxes are lower. Others want to cap property taxes or spending. Many urge voting down school budgets. Joseph Spector of our Albany Bureau and Diana Costello spotlight the issues, the ideas, the fury and the frustration with New York’s crushing tax burden in an eye-opening front page report available exclusively in Sunday’s print editions of The Journal News.