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Sen. Young Stops Sales Tax Increase
May 5, 2011 - Dunkirk OBSERVER
Posted by Nicholas L. Dean
Maybe you've heard...
The County Legislature approved a sales tax increase request last week.
The resolution squeaked by during the body's regular business meeting for the month of April, passing 15 to 7 -- which isn't the "strong bipartisan support" several legislators had called for.
Following up on the article in today's paper, The OBSERVER sought and received comment from Senator Cathy Young, R-Olean.
Young won't be carrying the request forward in Albany. Instead, she has introduced a bill which would extend the county's current rate.
What follows are her full comments on the issue, as sent to The OBSERVER today:
"A stand alone sales tax increase for Chautauqua County has a zero percent chance of passing the state Senate.
The Senate Majority continues to take a strong stand against tax hikes. We stopped tax increases in this year’s on-time state budget, and we are fighting for a property tax cap right now.
I have introduced a bill that extends Chautauqua County’s current local sales tax rate at 3.5 percent, and expect that it will pass the Senate before the end of session in June."
~The Albany Question: Weblink
~Borrello Asks Legislators To Set Aside Partisan Politics: Weblink
~Ahlstrom On 'The Easy Cuts': Weblink
~Sales Tax Increase Approved By Legislature: Weblink
~Sales Tax Proposal Changed: Weblink
~Sales Tax Proposal Returns To Legislature: Weblink
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