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Majority Leader Lorigo announces exemption for Cold War veterans signed


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Erie County Legislature Majority Leader Joseph Lorigo is pleased that his law to provide property tax exemptions to Cold War veterans has been signed by the County Executive.

Erie County Legislature Majority Leader Joseph Lorigo is pleased that his law to provide property tax exemptions to Cold War veterans has been signed by the County Executive.

 

“I am happy to learn that this issue has been addressed and the law has been signed to protect the Cold War Veterans property tax exemption. I was proud to sponsor this law that ensures that veterans who served during the Cold War remain eligible. Providing the necessary support for veterans is something we must prioritize,” said Majority Leader Lorigo.

 

In 2007, New York State authorized counties to allow veterans of the Cold War to claim an exemption on their property taxes but only for a period of 10 years. This past summer, Senator Patrick Gallivan, sponsored a state law authorizing counties to allow the exemption to be permanent for the veteran through a local law. Majority Leader Lorigo sponsored Erie County’s law earlier this year with final approval being announced on Dec. 1 with the County Executive’s signature.

 

For additional information, please call Legislator Lorigo at 858-8922 or email joseph.lorigo@erie.gov.