Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,C-Brooklyn, Staten Island) joined members of the New York State Assembly calling on the Assembly Majority to bring legislation to the floor for an up-or-down vote that would repeal the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) payroll tax. The legislation, Assembly bill 8193A, was approved by the state Senate last week, and has strong support from pro-growth organizations including the Business Council of New York State and the National Federation of Independent Business.
“The only way out of our current economic crisis is to get New Yorkers back to work, and this disastrous tax penalizes the job creators that are the key to turning our economy around,” said Malliotakis. “New York’s business owners and entrepreneurs can no longer be expected to bail out the MTA’s inefficient, wasteful operations. This legislation would free our schools from the burden of this tax, which is a contributing factor to the parochial school closures we are seeing in our community. I urge my colleagues to join Assemblyman Tobacco and me in our support of this bill so that we can begin attracting businesses and employers to our communities, rather than pushing them across state lines.”