By CBSNewYork Team

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)Gov. Andrew Cuomo says middle class New Yorkers will see a lower income tax rate this year.

It’s part of the budget that Albany just passed.

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“$43,000-$161,000, your tax rate goes down. From $160,000-$323,000, your tax rate goes down. $323,000 per year, middle class, at one point that would’ve been ‘rich’ people,” Cuomo said.

There’s also a middle class property tax credit for people making less than $250,000.

Cuomo says the credit will give more than $380 million in savings to more than 1.1 million homeowners in New York state.

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Meanwhile, a new poll shows Cuomo’s favorability rating is heading downward.

According to a Siena poll:

  • 40% said they had a favorable opinion of the governor
  • 52% said they did not
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Asked if Cuomo should immediately resign based on what they’ve heard about the sexual harassment allegations:

  • 37% said yes, he should resign
  • 51% said he should not

CBSNewYork Team