Gov. Cuomo launches campaign to combat new federal tax code
Gov. Andrew Cuomo was on Long Island Thursday urging Long Islanders to make their voices heard when it comes to the new federal tax code.
"We're starting a new Tax Fairness Campaign because the entire congressional delegation is not focused on the repeal," said the governor during the announcement in New Hyde Park.
The Tax Fairness Campaign is his latest tool to fight against the Trump administration's tax plan that Gov. Cuomo and others call unconstitutional.
According to the campaign's website, New York will be launching a multistate coalition to sue the federal government. Secondly, the state will launch a repeal-and-replace strategy, followed by exploring the "feasibility of a major shift in the structure of state tax policy."
Newsday political columnist Dan Janison says it's no surprise Gov. Cuomo was back on the Island talking about not only taxes, but also touting his accomplishments.
"It's an election year and he's going to want to be out on Long Island, especially because last time he did not win Suffolk County," said Janison. "…I would advise any gubernatorial candidate to be running around out here as much as possible."
The governor commented on a slew of promises going forward, including billions of dollars for infrastructure improvements and combating the opioid epidemic.