Mangano, Bellone praise Cuomo tax cut plan

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The Suffolk and Nassau county executives joined a Long Island business group Thursday to praise Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s plans to lower taxes.

At a news conference in Melville, Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano, a Republican, called Cuomo’s tax cut plan “good news for all our residents” that would help businesses and set state spending on the right track.

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, a Democrat, said, “We are incredibly excited about the governor’s proposal.” He predicted it would put more money into the hands of residents.

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Long Island Association president Kevin Law predicted that the tax proposals, which include incentives for local governments to freeze property taxes and the elimination of a utility tax, would come under fire when Cuomo, a Democrat, announces his budget Tuesday.

“There will be some pressure from others not to reduce taxes, but to spend money,” Law said. “We want to show local support — that makes the region more competitive and also eliminates the burden on residents and businesses here.”

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