Utility relief considered in state budget talks

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State lawmakers are considering ways to help taxpayers deal with rising utility costs as they put together a new state budget.

The budget is due by April 1 – the start of the new fiscal year.

NewsChannel 13 spoke with two state lawmakers.

Assemblyman John McDonald supports an Assembly plan to include $500 million to help New Yorkers catch up on utility bills.
Senator Jim Tedisco prefers to suspend the gas tax and cut property taxes.

Hear from both of them by watching the video.