By Rich Petschke

Governor Andrew Cuomo is endorsing a federal bill that would deliver property tax relief to New Yorkers by increasing federal funding for New York’s Medicaid program.

The Empire State Equity Act would provide New York with an additional $2.3 billion in Medicaid funds to eliminate the local share of Medicaid for any county that agrees to lower local property taxes by an equal amount.

Cuomo says New York is a “donor state” that contributes as much as $30 billion more to the federal budget in taxes than it receives back in services.