Graf Fights For Repeal Of MTA Payroll Tax

Assemblyman joins colleagues at forum on disastrous fee
October 26, 2011

Assemblyman Al Graf (R,C–Holbrook) recently joined members of the Assembly Minority Conference at a forum on the MTA Payroll Tax in Brooklyn. The event brought together business leaders, administrators and organizations affected by the tax to discuss the impact of the levy and what can be done to eliminate the disastrous tax.

“Legislation to repeal the MTA Payroll Tax has bipartisan support in the Assembly, but is being blocked from coming to the floor for a vote,” said Graf. “Both sides of the aisle are joining together on this issue, because it is so important to our community that we eliminate this devastating tax that bankrupts businesses, schools and localities. I have called on the Assembly Speaker directly to bring this measure to the floor for a vote, and I will continue fighting for its passage until we lift this burden off the backs of our job creators and school administrators.”

Graf is the sponsor of legislation to repeal the MTA Payroll Tax, which charges employers for the money they spend on payroll. The forum was organized by the Assembly Minority Steering Committee, which travels the state to gain input on issues of importance to different regions across New York. Graf was joined at the event by Senator Martin Golden (Brooklyn), Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (Brooklyn, Staten Island) and Assemblywoman Jane Corwin (Clarence).