Join the Fight: Sign up to Dump the MTA Tax
On June 15, 2011, the Senate passed my MTA Payroll Tax repeal legislation (S.5596-A/A.8193-A) with a bi-partisan vote, 40-22.
The job-killing MTA Tax represents one of the worst ideas Albany has ever come up with. I originally promised, if elected, to secure passage in the Senate of a repeal of the MTA Payroll Tax and I did that this legislative session, with a very responsible plan.
Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver would not allow a vote on this bill in the State Assembly, despite bi-partisan sponsorship in his house. He is obviously not looking out for the best interests of Suffolk County taxpayers.
We must remain determined to not let up on this issue until we get a vote in the Assembly on my repeal legislation. I have done everything in my power to get my colleagues in the Senate to pass my bill, but the Assembly Democrat leadership must allow a vote when the legislature returns to Albany for the 2012 session.
I have created a petition drive so that we can let the Assembly Democrat leadership know that our voice must be heard.
You can join this fight by signing the petition below.