by Bob Dumas
ALBANY, N.Y. – In the wake of the resignation of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (MTA) chair and chief executive officer, Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) is once again calling for a full forensic audit of the (MTA). Ball represents the 40th Senate District, which includes Lewisboro and Pound Ridge.
Governor Cuomo is expected to name Jay Walder’s replacement soon.
“There is no better time than now,” said Ball, who has been calling for the audit since 2009. “We have an opportunity here with new leadership at the helm to get a fresh start and save taxpayers, communities and small business owners millions of dollars.”
The state Senate passed a Ball-sponsored bill in June that would repeal MTA payroll tax, as well as forensically audit the authority’s accounting practices.
Ball said he has sought to repeal the tax since it was instated in 2009
“The single most important thing we can do collectively in the Hudson Valley to create jobs is reverse the MTA payroll tax,” he said. (READ MORE)