The New York State Association of Counties says it's troubled by a move to link upstate sales taxes to New York City rent control.

The Assembly has introduced legislation to link the renewal of upstate New York sales tax extensions to rent control and other New York City specific issues.

Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente, who is the President of NYSAC, says the move effects hundreds of municipalities and their residents, none of which have any stake in or influence over the current stalemate at the State Capitol.

Picente says holding upstate communities hostage to an issue they have no stake in sets a bad precedent and the move needs to be rejected.

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