Democratic gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon on Monday in an interview on WCNY’s The Capitol Pressroom said she would keep the state’s cap on property tax increases in place, but would support making it easier for local governments and school districts to burst through if needed.

In March, Nixon called the spending cap “disastrous” and said it should be less onerous.

The tax cap, first approved in 2011, limits property tax levy increase to 2 percent or the rate of inflation, whichever is lower. A two-thirds majority of voters or a locally elected board can approved budgets that override the cap.

Still, since its inception, the cap has been seen has largely effective in stemming the growth of property taxes in New York, which typically are the highest in the country. The measure was a key victory for suburban communities outside of New York City especially, which pay high tax levies.

The cap is a signature economic achievement for Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who Nixon is challenging in a Democratic primary this September.

School districts and other local governments have fretted the cap and its link to inflation, which over the last decade have been under 2 percent.

Meanwhile, Nixon’s push for a millionaires to tax to partially fund mass transit improvements in New York City would likely face an upstream fight in the Legislature, even if Democrats gain a foothold in the Senate.

Nixon said there are other options for taxes, including ending the so-called carried interest loophole, which would need to be done in coordination with other states and is a measure Cuomo has said he supports.

“We have a lot of revenue raising options available to us,” she said.