UTICA — New York State Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi and Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente, Jr. on Monday called on the New York Congressional delegation to vote against the U.S. House of Representatives budget proposal that attacks the state and local tax deduction.

The SALT deduction is claimed by 44 million American households, a large percentage of whom are middle-class homeowners, according to a news release.

Local services that residents of the Mohawk Valley depend on will be negatively impacted if the SALT deduction is reduced or eliminated, according to the release.

A report from the National Education Association shows New York will face a loss of $1,402 per student per school year and that 24,628 educator jobs will be at risk under the current proposal.

An analysis prepared by the National Association of Realtors found that homeowners with average gross income between $50,000 and $200,000 would see their taxes go up with an average increase of $815 under such a proposal, even if the standard deduction were doubled.

NAR also found that housing values might drop about 10 percent because tax reform would increase the after-tax cost of housing and dampen demand.

"It is unacceptable for our elected representatives to give corporations and the wealthiest Americans an enormous tax cut on the backs of middle-class families and school children. Our congressional delegation must vote against any tax bill that punishes hardworking New Yorkers," Brindisi, D-Utica, said in a statement.

"The partial elimination of the state and local tax deduction will raise taxes for many middle-class suburban homeowners in the Mohawk Valley and the proposal is unacceptable as is," Picente said in a statement.

The Government Finance Officers Association analyzed the impact of the proposal on four upstate New York congressional districts and found that individual and family taxpayers — married with two children — in all four upstate New York congressional districts analyzed would face sizeable tax increases. Individuals who own homes appear to be hit in larger numbers than families in these districts, in large part because the Brady tax plan provides a new family and child tax credit, according to the release. However, the tax increases for families will increase significantly once the new family credit expires after 2022, according to the release.

Among the findings:

• Most single-filers in the 22nd Congressional District will face a tax-increase, nearing 8 percent for some.

• The 19th Congressional District is the hardest hit New York district analyzed with middle-class tax increases as high as $6,167.

• The second hardest hit district is the 21st Congressional District with middle class tax increases as high as $3,481.