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Congresswoman Tenney hosts roundtable with area business owners

APALACHIN, N.Y. - Congresswoman Claudia Tenney was in our area Monday for a number of events regarding seniors and taxes.

Tenney hosted a Tax Reform roundtable at The Dugout Sports bar located at 6125 Route 434.

Attendees included Town of Owego Supervisor Don Castellucci along with representatives from Marusich and Conti, Home Central in Owego, and Dugout Owner Bob Porzucek.

Castellucci, Porzucek, and Aaron Gowan of Home Central touted the Tax Reform bill, saying it's putting more money in people's pockets.

During the meeting, Porzucek said he's hired four new employees and business has been on the rise since late 2017.

Tenney says she's glad people are seeing the benefits of the bill.

"It's not perfect, but I'm so pleased to see that the results are what was promised.  People are really feeling better about what they're getting.  There's more in their paychecks and people are spending more.  At the Dugout, the owner indicated that more and more people are coming to buy pizza and be out with their families because they have a little more in their paycheck.  That's a great thing," said Tenney.

The represented businesses say they're seeing savings along with an overall consumer confidence.

They also discussed New York's high taxes and unfriendly business climate.

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