LAWLER: GOVERNOR HOCHUL MUST STOP TREATING NEW YORKERS IN MTA REGION LIKE ATMS
Pearl River, NY, February 1, 2023
Congressman Mike Lawler released the following statement after news broke that Governor Kathy Hochul is planning to raise taxes on small businesses in the MTA Region in order to fund New York State's bloated and wasteful budget.
“I am appalled, but not surprised, that Governor Hochul is once again treating New Yorkers in the MTA Region like ATMs,” said Rep. Lawler. “Rather than working to right-size our bloated and wasteful state budget, Governor Hochul seems intent on raising taxes on thousands of small businesses and millions of New Yorkers who live in the Hudson Valley and on Long Island.”
“Governor Hochul is piling onto New Yorkers’ crushing tax burden, giving residents of Rockland, Westchester, Putnam, and Dutchess Counties yet another reason to head for the exits,” concluded Rep. Lawler. “Until Governor Hochul and legislators in Albany get serious about our out-migration and cost-of-living crises, New York will continue to struggle with retaining businesses, jobs, and taxpaying residents.”
New York’s 17th District, which includes all or parts of Rockland, Westchester, Putnam, and Dutchess counties, is a suburban district located just north of New York City. The entirety of Representative Lawler’s district is within the MTA Region.