Congresswoman Claudia Tenney was joined by elected officials from the 22nd Congressional District on Thursday to discuss the Collins-Faso Property Tax Amendment.

The amendment to the American Health Care Act shifts Medicaid costs currently covered by counties to the state.

Tenney says the bill would relieve upstate New York counties of $7.5 billion in unfunded Albany mandates.  She says Oneida County alone pays between $53 and $57 million a year in Medicaid costs.

As a small business owner, I ran for Congress to provide relief for the struggling families, small businesses and local governments across the 22nd District.  This amendment represents the first real tax relief in a generation for Upstate property taxpayers, who pay among the highest taxes in the entire nation. It will have a tangible local impact and will reduce the tax burden while freeing up more money for our local communities to invest.” said Tenney.

The bill would not take effect until 2020.

Andrew Derminio, WIBX
Andrew Derminio, WIBX

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