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Voicing Opposition Against Commuter Tax

Brookhaven Town supervisor, local state reps schedule 12 p.m. press conference for Tuesday.

Voicing Opposition Against Commuter Tax
Written by Greg Sleter.

Three elected officials representing Brookhaven and Islip towns will gather at a press conference on Tuesday to denounce a proposal to revive the New York City Commuter Tax.

Brookhaven Supervisor Ed Romaine, State Sen. Lee Zeldin and Assemb. Al Graf will meet at 12 p.m. at the Ronkonkoma Long Island Railroad Station to voice their opposition to a proposal they said would impact some 265,000 Long Island commuters.

According to a press release announcing the event, the officials said New York City Mayoral candidates Christine Quinn, Anthony Weiner, Adolfo Carrion and Joseph Lhota have all spoken in favor of plans to reinstate the commuter tax.

The three Long Island elected officials said the tax, if reinstated, would have an impact of more than $100 million to the Long Island economy.

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