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What NYers send to Washington is much more than they get back

New Yorkers sent $24 billion more in tax payments to Washington than it got back in federal spending last fiscal year, one of nearly a dozen states that get less from the federal government than it puts in.

Those were the findings of a report released Wednesday by state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli amid ongoing tension between New York and the Trump administration over federal aid and policies.

“New York gives more than it gets back from Washington and threats to cut federal funding for health care and other programs could tip the balance even further,” DiNapoli said in a statement.

In other words, New York gets back 90 cents for every dollar it sends to the federal government in taxes.

“The state relies on the federal government for a third of its annual budget, but the imbalance of tax dollars remains. New Yorkers deserve to be treated more fairly in the federal budget,” DiNapoli continued.

In 2017, New York was one of just 11 states that sent more to Washington than it received, and only New Jersey, Massachusetts and Connecticut got less back than New York.

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