Ed Day, Rockland County Executive
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: January 14, 2014
Contact: Scott Salotto (845) 638‐5645
STATEMENT FROM ROCKLAND COUNTY EXECUTIVE DAY ON COURT OF
APPEALS' REFUSAL TO HEAR MTA PAYROLL TAX CASE
"While the court loss is a major setback, we must continue to fight for the repeal of this unfair tax. Residents in Rockland County are burdened enough under the nation's fourth‐highest property tax bill. Equally as damaging, the MTA Payroll Tax continues to stifle economic growth all across the Hudson Valley and Long Island. For years, Rockland residents have paid far in excess of the level of service received from the authority, only receiving about 50 cents in value for each dollar conveyed. That's a $40 million shortfall, and I urge our state lawmakers to wipe out this tax, which has only brought pain to our community."