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Cuomo signs home rule legislation for St. Lawrence County

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CANTON — Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo signed home rule legislation Wednesday that will allow St. Lawrence County to raise its sales tax from 3 to 4 percent.

Once the county Board of Legislators acts, that will bring the total sales tax, with the state’s 4 percent, to 8 percent, later this year.

Legislative Chairman Jonathan S. Putney, D-Waddington, said in a statement he was grateful the legislation was in place.

“As the chairman of the Board of Legislators, I’m very appreciative of the role Gov. Cuomo has played in the process of authorizing home rule legislation for St. Lawrence County,” Mr. Putney said. “With his signature on this legislation we are now able to meet our objective of stabilizing property tax rates and living within the tax cap over the next five years.”

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