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Issue Position: MTA Tax Reform

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Several counties and county executives have filed lawsuits to block the MTA Tax. The current gap in service to payments sits at $60 million in Rockland and $42 million in Orange. Gross mismanagement is blamed for 1/3 of the MTA's current fiscal debt. The additional tax will push businesses out of New York and increase the already high financial burden on local families. David wants to stop using the issue as a political football and start working toward a real solution.

Pulling out of the MTA is not feasible for our District. It would cost Rockland and Orange millions of dollars. Instead, David proposes to repeal the tax and conduct a comprehensive forensic audit of the MTA to find areas of waste and corruption. He seeks to eliminate costly consulting fees and work to keep as much as possible in-house. Going forward, David proposes to require annual outside audits of MTA and to increase service to Hudson Valley. David will work with the MTA, the Assembly, the Senate, the Governor, and elected officials from throughout the MTA service area to work on a comprehensive, long-term plan to pay get MTA out of its current financial mess.

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