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Rep. Stefanik

Congresswoman Elise Stefanik speaks about campaign issues during an editorial board meeting Nov. 1 at The Post-Star.

Steve Jacobs, sjacobs@poststar.com

U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik said she plans to vote no on the final tax reform bill that will be taken up by the House of Representatives on Tuesday because it does not provide enough relief for families and businesses in her district.

Stefanik, R-Willsboro, voted no on the House version of the bill, largely because it eliminated the ability for people to deduct state and local taxes on their federal income tax return.

“While progress has been made during the conference committee, the final bill does not adequately protect the state and local tax deduction that so many in our district and across New York rely on. Due to Albany's failed leadership and inability to rein in spending, New York is one of the highest taxed states in the country, and families here rely on this important deduction to make ends meet. Failure to maintain SALT could lead to more families leaving our region,” she said in a statement.

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