New York State Assemblyman Michael Durso (R-Massapequa Park) recently joined members
of the Republican Assembly Minority Conference at a Tax Day press conference to highlight
the state’s poor economic policies which, he said, have placed a huge burden on New Yorkers.
High property taxes, the state’s income tax and sales tax have made New York an
unaffordable place to live, according to Durso. On top of that, he said, overspending and
inflation have continued to climb, resulting in the current mass exodus of people from the
state. Durso said the best way to reverse this trend is to rein in spending and adopt
commonsense policies that help hard-working families.
“Lawmakers in Albany need to provide relief for working families, homeowners, and local
businesses to ensure New York is an economically viable state in the future,” said Durso. “We
cannot continue to work against those who are the backbone of New York’s economy. If tax-
and-spend policies continue, more residents and businesses will flee to tax-friendlier states.”