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Statement attributable to Greg Biryla, Unshackle Upstate executive director

 

Note: Today, Unshackle Upstate submitted written testimony to the Joint Legislative Budget Hearing on Taxes. That testimony can be viewed here.

“New York’s high tax burden continues to plague Upstate families and businesses. Until our leaders in Albany take bold steps to ease that burden, the Upstate population will continue to decline and the Upstate economy will continue to struggle.

Governor Cuomo and legislative leaders must recognize that New York has a spending problem – not a revenue problem. Any proposal to enact new taxes or expanding existing ones must be rejected outright.

Hardworking taxpayers are sick and tired of being treated like Albany’s own ATM”.

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Unshackle Upstate is a non-partisan, pro-taxpayer, pro-economic growth, education and advocacy coalition made up of business and trade organizations from all parts of Upstate New York. Connect with Unshackle Upstate on Twitter: www.twitter.com/unshackleny and Facebook:www.facebook.com/unshackleupstate.

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