Schumer, Cuomo call for rejection of SALT deduction removal in tax plan

Speaking in Albany County Monday, U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., and Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo called on the state's Republican delegation in the House of Representatives to reject the repeal of state and local tax deductions proposed in the GOP tax reform plan. The senator and the governor said eliminating the SALT deduction could be devastating to the state, and especially harmful to the north country, as it would drive from the region residents and businesses that rely on the tax deductions to make a living.