Washington, D.C. - Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) released the following statement on Governor Cuomo's 'State of the State' Address:
“Gov. Cuomo’s message ignores the reality that our residents are fleeing New York State in record numbers seeking lower taxes and better job opportunities. All of this was happening before federal tax reform. New York ranks 49th or 50th in being unfriendly to business development and Mr. Cuomo said nothing yesterday to fix this problem. Instead, he holds out the false notion of suing the federal government over loss of the SALT deduction, which is a complete non-starter with little legal merit.
"Changing to a payroll tax system would be extremely complicated and will likely be met with resistance from taxpayers and businesses alike. The solution is to lower the cost of government in New York and make our state a place where businesses can create jobs so our people don’t have to flee.”