Repeal of Residential Energy Tax In Works

A group of Rockland County Legislators are considering the end to the four percent residential energy tax, which requires customers of Orange and Rockland Utilities to pay about $120 per year and customers who are supplied by other companies about $48 a year. Chairman of the Legislature Alden Wolfe stated that he would like to see the tax repealed over a two year period starting in 2015 saying that the difficult winter has proved that now is the time to act. The 2014 budget claims that the tax will bring in 8.8 million dollars this year, though members of the Legislature have stated that it is possible to repeal the tax with the steps they are taking to fix the economic crisis the county is currently in. Legislators Ilan Schoenberger and Frank Sparaco both stated that the tax was meant to be temporary and the fiscal stress of the county can be solved while also giving back to taxpayers.

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