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Letter: Chuck Lavine and the New MTA Payroll Tax

I hope you Glen Cove voters know that our senator in Albany, Carl Marcellino, was not in favor of the MTA Tax and voted No in the New York State Senate to its passage.

By comparison or contrast, our assemblyman in Albany voted Yes in the Assembly for passage of the MTA Payroll Tax.

I hope local voters will remember in November 2010, that he, Chuck Lavine, voted Yes for the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) Excise Tax that now imposes an additional payroll tax of one-third of one percent levied against both the private and public sectors for each person on their respective payrolls.

I have to wonder just who Chuck Lavine actually represents, us or his NYC cohorts? I also wonder why those who are currently serving in elected offices don’t reprimand him publicly: “Hey Chuck, enough’s enough - are you crazy or do you just go along to get along?”

Perhaps you can call Assemblyman Lavine at 676-0050 or write to / visit him at 70 Glen Street, Suite #1, Glen Cove, NY 11542 and ask him to personally inform you as to exactly how much tax money must the City of Glen Cove, the Glen Cove School District, and the County of Nassau now generate in terms of the payroll tax to help support the MTA thanks to him?

You can bet your life on it that Chuck Lavine will not give you a direct answer to your specific question. It is not his style, believe me.