Senate Passes MTA Payroll Tax Repeal and Forensic Audit of MTA Finances

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Statements from Senator Stewart-Cousins in Support ALBANY, NY — The New York State Senate passed legislation last night to repeal the MTA Payroll Tax. The bill redirects four existing revenue streams into the MTA’s operating budget to mitigate the short term financial impact of the payroll tax repeal. It does not raise or create any new taxes or fees. Senator Andrea …

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