New York State Supreme Court Judge Bruce Cozzens Jr. of Nassau County ruled that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Commuter Tax was unconstitutional on the grounds that the law is "a special law, which does not serve substantial state interest".
Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino Released the Following Statement
“This is good news for Westchester County and its municipalities. The MTA payroll tax is essentially an unfunded mandate from Albany. In this case, we were allowed to challenge it. We did. And now we’ve won an important victory with the court’s decision that this unfair burden on taxpayers was unconstitutional.”
George Latimer Released the Following Statement