State budget sweetens school tax rebate

For a homeowner who pays $7,000 in school

For a homeowner who pays $7,000 in school taxes and saw a 2 percent increase that amounted to $140, that $140 would be refunded. (Credit: News 12 Long Island)

Many Long Islanders fed up with sky-high school taxes will soon get a break in the form of a tax rebate, courtesy of the state budget deal.

Under Gov. Andrew Cuomo's plan, homeowners would get a refund for any increase in their school taxes, as long as that increase didn't surpass the state's roughly 2 percent tax cap. Legislators were able to sweeten the deal by taking it a step further and...

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