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Schumer takes fight against GOP tax plan to upstate NY

U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer is taking the tax battle in Congress to upstate New York.

Posted: Oct. 24, 2017 3:37 PM
Updated: Oct. 24, 2017 3:37 PM

SELKIRK, N.Y. (AP) - U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer is taking the tax battle in Congress to upstate New York.

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The Democratic Senate minority leader is holding news conferences in the Hudson Valley and the Finger Lakes region on Monday.

He'll join fellow Democrat Gov. Andrew Cuomo at an event south of Albany in Selkirk to urge New York's House members to fight against a Republican plan to eliminate the federal deduction for state and local taxes. Schumer claims that plan could cost upstate homeowners around $12,000.

Schumer is making his second stop in Canandaigua. Each stop is in proximity to Republican-held congressional districts.

Republicans have said that a proposed doubling of the standard deduction would help ease the loss of the deduction for state and local taxes. Negotiations over the proposal are continuing in Congress.

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