Krista McNallyOct 12, 2017, 4:42 pm

Schumer urges New Yorkers to oppose GOP’s ‘Salt Deduction’

Long Islanders weary of effects on homeownership

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Rockville — U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., says that New York House members need to come together to block a proposed GOP tax plan, which is said to eliminate state and local tax deduction. The tax reform, also referred to as Salt Deduction, is unable to pass without House members’ votes.

Republican Congressman Peter Ling, R-N.Y., who represents a district on Long Island, also opposes the plan and says, "This cannot be called a rich district. It serves a lot of middle-income people."

Other Long Islanders who work in the housing industry explained how the elimination of the deductions would hit home for people who live in Nassau and Suffolk counties. They say it would also make buying a home extremely difficult for young, first-time buyers.

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