Cuomo, Schumer blast GOP tax plan

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SELKIRK, N.Y. (AP) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer are teaming up to denounce a tax overhaul proposal from Republicans in Washington that they say would hurt middle-class homeowners.

The Democrats appeared outside the home of a suburban Albany family Monday to urge the state's Republican Congress members to oppose what they said is a partisan attempt to hurt big Democratic states such as New York and California.

Taxpayers may now deduct the amount of their state and local taxes from federal taxes.

Republicans argue their plan would also increase the standard deduction and reduce business taxes in an effort to spur the economy. Negotiations over the proposal are continuing in Congress.

Cuomo and Schumer noted that New York already pays far more in federal taxes than it gets back.

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