Nassau Legislature repeals home energy tax

Nassau County lawmakers repealed the controversial home energy tax Monday.

County Executive Tom Suozzi pushed for the 2.5 percent tax on oil, gas and electric bills in order to raise revenue. After passing the measure earlier this year, the Legislature voted for the repeal 13-5.

Republican County Executive-elect Ed Mangano had promised to rescind the tax during his campaign. Mangano says he?ll plug the hole left by the repeal by slashing high-level management jobs and reducing inefficiencies in county government.

Suozzi says he plans to veto the energy tax repeal, which means the new Legislature will have vote on it again next year.

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