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  Underscoring the importance of Long Island in this year’s elections, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is making “robo” calls to Island residents to encourage them to participate in a “telephone town hall” Thursday in which he will tout his property-tax plans.

  Paid for by campaign funds, the calls began going out Wednesday. In the message, Cuomo promises to take participants questions. But participation isn’t open to the public: you have to receive a call from the Cuomo campaign committee between 6:45-7p.m. tomorrow.

  Here is the text of the message:

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  Cuomo: “Hello, this is Governor Andrew Cuomo and I’m calling to invite you and your family to participate in a telephone town hall tomorrow at 7 p.m. where we will be discussing our plan to cut your property taxes on Long Island. Property taxes on Long Island are among the highest in the nation and struggling homeowners just can’t afford them any more.

 “On the call, I’ll talk about how we’re going to cut your tax bill and we’ll take your questions live, on air. To participate, just pick up the phone when we call between 6:45 and 7 p.m. tomorrow night. I hope you can make it. In any event, thank you for listening to this message and I hope you have a good day.”

 Voiceover: "Paid for by Friends of Andrew Cuomo."



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