Residents travel to Albany to support tax relief efforts

A bus of Long Island residents traveled to

A bus of Long Island residents traveled to Albany today to support State Assemblyman Mike Fitzpatrick's bill to eliminate step increases for teachers. (January 28, 2014 6:28 PM)

A bus of Long Island residents traveled to Albany today to support State Assemblyman Mike Fitzpatrick's bill to eliminate step increases for teachers.

Step increases are automatic pay hikes that most teachers receive annually. Fitzpatrick says taxpayers can no longer afford them.

His bill would eliminate step increases when contracts expire. It would also cap any binding arbitration...

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