New York is the highest taxed state in the country. Onerous tax rates and reduced economic opportunities have caused over 1 million people to flee New York State since 2010. What are we getting for the amount we pay in taxes? Crumbling infrastructure and higher property taxes. A bad deal was only made worse by the recent cap on the state and local tax deduction in the federal tax bill. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s solution? A new financial transactions tax. This tax would force out more businesses and create even greater job losses. Gillibrand’s refusal to work to recover the $48 billion we lose every year to Washington is an insult to New York taxpayers. As your Senator, I will fight to get the money back and use these funds to help fix our roads and mass transit systems, which will create jobs and lower taxes for New Yorkers.