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Kolb Comments On Spitzer’s First Budget

Assemblyman Brian Kolb (R,C,I -Canandaigua) stated that he is hopeful thisyear’s budget process will produce some serious cost savings to taxpayers.”I do like that property taxes will go down and Governor Spitzer’s overallproposal has several ideas worth adopting,” Kolb said shortly after thegovernor presented his budget.Among the governor’s proposals is the collection of sales tax from NativeAmerican businesses. Kolb noted that this is particularly good news for themany small business owners in the 129th District who have been harmed by theunfair advantage enjoyed by Native American-owned businesses. “I am committed to hearing what my constituents have to say about thebudget,” said Kolb, who will be hosting a series of town-hall style meetingsover the next few months. “I look forward to having a dialogue with theresidents of my district and will bring their comments back to Albany forinput during budget deliberations.”Kolb did say that he is optimistic there will be some reform this year,though he is concerned that “spending is still above the rate of inflationand New York’s debt load is not being addressed. These areas still need tobe tackled.”

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