Congressman Hanna proposing new bill aimed to help farmers

ONEIDA, N.Y. (YNN) — On a sultry day in farm country, Congressman Richard Hanna was unveiling a proposal.

Currently, farms are exempted from paying unemployment taxes on the first $20,000 of their payroll costs. That exemption was set back in 1974. The republican lawmaker says it should be doubled to $40,000 and then indexed to keep pace with inflation.

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