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July 24, 2014
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Sullivan voices of public comment


Priscilla Basset, co-chair of Senior Legislative Action Committee, thanked the legislature for agreeing to send a letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo, urging him to extend the so-called millionaire’s tax in the state, which is due to sunset at the end of December. She said she would share a copy of the letter with the state-wide Senior Legislative Action Committee in an attempt to put more pressure on Cuomo and the state legislature to retain the tax on high-income individuals.

Basset noted that Cuomo supports a millionaire’s tax at the federal level, and she suggested that the one at the state level could be used to offset cuts in the federal Home Energy Assistance Program, which helps low-income residents pay for heat in the winter months.

As is usual practice, the lawmakers did not respond to the individual comments.