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Judge: MTA's payroll tax unconstitutional

County Executive Edward Mangano seeks to repeal the payroll tax after the transportation agency said it would withdraw financial support for Long Island Bus. Videojournalist: Howard Schnapp (July 29, 2010)

A state Supreme Court justice Wednesday declared the MTA's payroll tax unconstitutional, ruling in favor of Nassau and Suffolk counties and several other municipalities that sought to have the controversial tax struck down.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which counts on the $1.2 billion generated annually by the tax, said it will appeal the ruling and noted that similar suits have...

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