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Faso signs on to a tax plan

Dec 12, 2017 3:15 pm
Rep. John Faso (R-Kinderhook) may have found a way to vote next week for the tax plan currently in a conference committee in Washington D.C. On Dec. 11, Faso said he signed on to a plan that would fully reinstate the state and local tax deduction that is currently left out of both the House and Senate tax bills. The plan, which was not passed but merely sent to the committee reconciling the two versions of the bill, would also restore the medical expense deduction and student loan interest deduction. “I want to support a tax reform bill, but I have consistently stated that I will only do so if a bill helps New York’s economy and lowers the taxes of all hardworking New York families. The bills passed in both the House and Senate fail to meet these requirements,” said Faso in a press release. So far, Faso says he will vote against the tax bill, even though he voted for it Dec. 4, in a procedural vote to move it to a conference committee.