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Gallahan pushes for better support for rural New Yorkers

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Assemblyman Jeff Gallahan (R,C-Manchester) joined fellow lawmakers in Albany on May 29 to advocate for rural equity improvements in New York state.

At the press conference, Gallahan highlighted several bills aimed at helping rural communities. These include a wage tax credit for employers hiring National Guard members, reservists, volunteer firefighters, and EMS personnel (A.2044), a plan to improve rural internet access (A.4686), an exemption for using wood for heating and cooking from emission rules (A.9743), and the “New York Food Insecurity, Farm Resiliency and Rural Poverty Initiative” (A.5708).

“Rural communities throughout our state are struggling and need support,” said Gallahan. “I am proud to be a cosponsor on these initiatives to provide tax relief, improve internet access, protect home heating rights, and combat food insecurity. It’s time our colleagues across the aisle support these proposals to help rural regions get the support they deserve.”

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