Cuomo Tax Plan Sticks It To Hudson Valley, Long Island

Albany, NY – Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor (R,C,I - Fishkill) released a statement today responding to Governor Cuomo's proposal to eliminate corporate taxes on manufacturers except for manufacturers in the MTA Region. Cuomo's plan hits the Hudson Valley and Long Island, leaving those regions with high taxes and driving manufacturing jobs out of the areas. The MTA Region includes Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Westchester, Nassau and Suffolk counties, as well as New York City.

"Governor Cuomo is picking winners and losers again, but the middle-class families in the Hudson Valley and Long Island can't afford to lose anymore," said Lalor. "This plan actually encourages manufacturers in the Hudson Valley or Long Island to pick up shop and head somewhere else. We can't afford to lose these jobs. The Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown metro area is one of only two New York regions to lose private sector jobs in 2013. We need tax relief and we need job creation. We don't need Governor Cuomo making our towns and neighborhoods less competitive. Governor Cuomo needs to take a second look at the economic numbers and come back with a serious plan that doesn't punch the Hudson Valley and Long Island in the gut."

Lalor continued, "The governor's proposal is simply unacceptable. He's condemning our towns to more job losses by tying the manufacturing tax around our necks and encouraging companies to move. I expect every elected official in the Hudson Valley and Long Island to oppose this attack. No matter what side you are on, you can't support a plan that will drive jobs away. Governor Cuomo can't leave the Hudson Valley and Long Island out in the cold. He needs to eliminate the manufacturer's corporate tax for every region in the state."