Senate candidate Adam Haber rolls out plan to lower taxes, eliminate waste

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Adam Haber announces his run for the New Adam Haber announces his run for the New York State Senate at the VFW in Albertson on Thursday, March 27, 2014. Photo Credit: Chris Ware

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Democratic State Senate candidate Adam Haber has announced a five-point plan which he said will lower taxes, eliminate wasteful spending and grow businesses.

Haber, an East Hills businessman who unsuccessfully ran for Nassau County executive last year, is challenging Sen. Jack Martins (R-Mineola) in Nassau’s 7th District.

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Haber’s plan includes:

* Working with municipalities to refinance their debt so that services could be provided without a tax increase.

* Increasing the number of tax-free zones in Nassau to create jobs.

* Going line-by-line in the state budget to identify inefficiencies.

* Supporting legislation requiring lawmakers to vote each year to eliminate laws that Albany failed to fund.

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* Establishing joint purchasing agreements in municipalities in the district to drive down the price of supplies.

“I have a lifetime of experience in business and I know the pain of a Nassau County tax bill,” Haber said. “Career politicians and Albany insiders like anti-choice Jack Martins have wasted taxpayer money for too long, and I’m running for Senate to change that.”

Senate Republican spokesman Scott Reif said Haber would join “free-spending New York City Democrats to spend far more than hardworking taxpayers can afford.”

Reif noted that Martins has spent his career “working with Democrats and Republicans to pass four consecutive responsible on-time budgets, cut middle-class income tax rates to their lowest levels in 61 years, reduce the Senate’s budget by millions of dollars, and bring spending under control to ensure New York's future.”

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