This Senator is currently inactive, and this content is provided to you as an archive. To read content from your current Senator, please use our Senator lookup tool.

Daily News Letters to the Editor: Giving commuters a break

 

Massapequa, L.I.: The Daily News is correct that the commuter tax benefit “is a tax cut for ordinary working folk who ride to their jobs” (“Give us a break,” editorial, March 19). Washington’s inaction translated into a tax hike for commuters. While it can’t restore the federal benefit, New York State can, and must, fully restore the state benefit. Under legislation I sponsor, commuters could exempt up to $240 a month from state income tax to cover mass-transit commuting expenses for 2012 — equal to the parking benefit. Albany shouldn’t wait for Congress to get its act together.


State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo Jr.


Link to original Daily News story

Publication date: 
Monday, March 26, 2012 - 00:00