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December 04, 2016
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Millennium money management; debate continues on pipeline corporation’s tax breaks

Sager said he disagreed. He said, “They wanted a bigger pipeline because they knew they would be transporting more natural gas. This never made sense to me, and it’s one of the reasons I ran for the legislature in the first place; so it’s great that I get to sum it up in one of my last months in office.” Like other officials, he said the company was going to replace the pipe regardless of what happened and it was unnecessary to give the company large tax abatements.

At the time, the officials in Tioga County decided not to follow the other counties and chose not to grant any tax abatements on the project. A spokeswoman for the Tioga County Industrial Development Agency said in a phone interview on April 8, that the policy remains in place today and Millennium pays full taxes to all municipalities.