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NY Lt. Gov. Blasts Tax Plan Ahead Of Anticipated Vote

New York Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul
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New York Lieutenant governor Kathy Hochul says President Trump’s top budget official is off-base in his comments this week that people are leaving New York because of its high taxes. Mick Mulvaney also said it is not up to the federal government to save New York from its bad decisions, a reference to the Republican tax reform plan that could eliminate the federal deduction for state and local taxes.

In an interview with WAMC’s Brian Shields, Lieutenant Governor Hochul, a Democrat, says Mulvaney should look harder at the facts. 

Republican Congressman John Faso of New York’s 19th District announced Wednesday afternoon that he will vote “no” on the Republican plan as it is now written. The tax plan is expected to come up for a vote in the House Thursday. 

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