Tedisco On NYS Tax Relief Commission Report: “Governor & Legislative Leaders Must ‘Walk the Walk’ on Tax Relief or Taxpayers Will Make Them Walk the Plank in November”

Statement from Assemblyman Jim Tedisco (R,C,I-Glenville)


“The very good recommendations in the New York State Tax Relief Commission’s report including freezing property taxes, fast-tracking the elimination of the 18A energy tax and cutting the Estate and job-killing Corporate Franchise Tax could bode well for our state’s beleaguered taxpayers but we’ve seen a lot of talk from commissions before and little real action at the state Capitol.” 


“New Yorkers pay some of the highest property taxes in the nation and the EmpireState has the second latest Tax Freedom Day in the United States for when taxpayers pay off all their tax obligations and start pocketing their hard-earned money.  A good report with some happy quotes is not going to change that. The fortitude from our leaders to follow through with the report’s recommendations and cut taxes and continue to reign in spending will.”


“The taxpayers are sick of commissions and tax relief promises that are never fulfilled. If the Governor and Legislative Leaders are going to talk the talk about tax reform they better walk the walk with results or taxpayers will make them walk the plank in the deep waters of the 2014 election with the heavy burden of failing to fulfill the promise of significant tax relief!”