Miss New York State Alyse Zwick and state Assemblywoman Amy Paulin will meet with southern Westchester veterans on Monday (July 20) to urge Gov. Paterson to sign a bill that would increase property tax exemptions for Cold War veterans and extend the property tax break to Cold Warriors who live in co-operative apartment buildings.
The meeting is scheduled for 11 a.m. at the Eastchester VFW post located at 433 White Plains Road.
Also on hand will be County Legislators Vito Pinto and Jim Maisano, both veterans and sponsors of the bill in Westchester.
In a press release, Paulin said she sponsored the bill and pushed it through in Albany because “all veterans who give their time to our country, both in times of war and times of peace, are at risk for harm and should be afforded equal treatment and benefits.”
Zwick, a Westchester native, is a dedicated activist for veterans issues and spokesperson for the United Veterans Council, will be competing for the Miss America title in January.
“I’m delighted to be back home supporting veterans issues,” she said. “As Miss New York, my agenda is entirely directed toward the interests of our nation’s veterans. I urge Governor Paterson to sign this bill.”
The bill was sent to the governor on July 13. He has 10 days to sign it into law.