Brookhaven GOP Chairman claims Democrat NYS Assemblyman Hennessey Chronic Property Tax Abuse for Three Years. Listen to the audio here!
SHIRLEY, NY - Democratic NYS Assemblyman Edward Hennessey has failed to pay taxes for a business property he owns and operates his private law office from on William Floyd Parkway in Shirley dating back to 2012, according to public tax records.
At a time when the William Floyd School District is struggling to pay for basic services for student, Hennessey has refused to pay over $15,000 he owes in property taxes – the majority of which would go to the school district.
“Ed Hennessey has spent the past year supporting unfunded state mandates that drive up our residents’ property taxes, while at the same time arrogantly refusing to pay his own. It’s disgraceful,” said Brookhaven Republican Chairman Jesse Garcia. “Unfortunately, it’s a story that is becoming all too familiar, with one Assembly Democrat after another being the subject of federal investigations, ethics complaints, or prosecution. ‘Deadbeat Ed’ fits right in with this culture of corruption.”
According to public tax records, Hennessey failed to pay $1,013.81 in taxes in 2012 for property he has an ownership interest on his law office located at 483 William Floyd Parkway in Shirley, NY. In 2013, Assemblyman Hennessey again failed to pay $10,620.99 in taxes on this property, and for 2014 has an outstanding balance of $3,616.91 that was due on January 10, 2014.
“Career politicians like Ed Hennessey pass mandate after mandate that burden our residents, but feel the rules don’t apply to them. We need to end this dysfunctional, disgraceful culture and send a message to Albany by removing politicians like Ed Hennessey from office,” said Garcia.