“On behalf of all 1.4 million Bronxites, I would like to congratulate Governor Cuomo on his outstanding leadership and determination to reform New York State’s tax system. It is time to let those earning the most in our State pay their fair share, and that we spend that added revenue on creating much needed jobs and help put our state’s economy on a path for growth. Through this plan Bronx middle class and working class families will receive a tax break, one that can make a big difference in their day to day lives.

“This plan will not only help in putting thousands of people to work, but also help fund education and community-geared programs that have faced devastating cuts in recent years,” said Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.