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GOP to Cuomo: We agree with your tax claim

By Tom Precious

ALBANY -- Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo gave a campaign season sound clip to the Republicans this morning.

Talking during a radio interview about how years of big education aid increases haven't made New York's students the best-performing, Cuomo added that the state can't keep raising taxes to pay for large public school state aid hikes.

"We're the highest taxed state in the nation,'' Cuomo said.

It brought a we-told-you-so response from the state GOP.

"He acknowledged the same thing before he took office so essentially that's a tacit admission that he has failed to change New York's status as the tax capital,'' said David Laska, a spokesman for the state Republican Party.

 

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Tom Precious

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Tom Precious joined The Buffalo News in 1997 as bureau chief at the state Capitol, where he covers everything from statewide politics and state government fiscal affairs to health care, environmental and municipal government matters. Prior to The News, he worked for news outlets in Albany and Washington, DC.

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