Democratic Sen. John Brooks on Friday released a plan aimed at curbing property tax increases that also targets the federal tax law approved in December and its cap on state and local tax deductions.

The package of measures would create a bridge program allowing the state to decouple property taxes from school aid. The move, according to Brooks, would give three years of assistance to taxpayers in school districts that pay the most in property taxes.

The plan is specifically aimed at property owners whose taxes are funding more than 50 percent of their school aid through property taxes.

“For too long, Long Island families and residents have been crushed by high property taxes. Now, under the Trump/Republican tax plan, we are going to have even greater hardships because our SALT deductions are being slashed,” Brooks said. “We need state government to act and finally stand up for Long Island taxpayers. That is why I introduced my property tax relief plan, and I urge my colleagues to pass it immediately and give Long Island taxpayers the support they deserve.”

Long Island residents typically pay the highest property taxes in the state, if not the country.

All told, the plan is estimated to save $1.3 billion.

Brooks is touting the tax plan as he is expected to be one of the more vulnerable Democratic incumbents in a year that is considered an otherwise difficult one for Republicans. Brooks narrowly unseated Republican incumbent Michael Venditto in 2016.

“It doesn’t really matter what John Brooks says, because when push comes to shove everyone knows he’ll side with the New York City politicians who make up the vast majority of his conference and vote to raise taxes on hardworking Nassau and Suffolk County taxpayers,” said Sen. Republican spokesman Scott Reif.

“We’ve seen it all before. In fact, it’s our Senate Republican Majority which has led the fight to cut taxes – – enacting the property tax cap, delivering important property tax rebate checks and passing the state’s historic middle class income tax cut program that reduces the taxes people pay by 20 percent. Unlike John Brooks and the Senate Democrats, we’re making tax relief happen for families who need it and deserve it.”