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Brindisi says GOP tax plan won't benefit teachers

Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi met with teachers at General Herkimer Elementary School on Monday afternoon to discuss the GOP tax plan.

Posted: Dec. 4, 2017 11:38 PM
Updated: Dec. 4, 2017 11:38 PM

UTICA- Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi met with teachers at General Herkimer Elementary School on Monday afternoon to discuss the GOP tax plan.

He said the current plan eliminates the federal teacher deduction which he said could cost teachers up to $750 of their own money to buy school supplies.

He said there are other taxpayers in the area that won't see benefits."They're taking away important deductions that many working class families rely on whether it's student loan interests or out of pocket expenses for teachers or state and local deductions, so congress is doing a disservice to Central New York right now," said Brindisi.

NEWSChannel 2 reached out to Congresswoman Claudia Tenney's office, they said the senate bill actually doubles the deduction to $500. Tenney did vote in favor of the house bill which eliminated tax deductions.

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