GOP leaders blast County Executive Curran over homeowner assistance plan

The Homeowner Assistance plan would give $375 checks to the more than 300,000 residents who receive Enhanced STAR benefits.

News 12 Staff

Jun 22, 2021, 9:48 PM

Updated 1,028 days ago

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Nassau Republican leaders are blasting County Executive Laura Curran over what they say is a flawed plan to offer refunds to homeowners.
The Homeowner Assistance plan would give $375 checks to the more than 300,000 residents who receive Enhanced STAR benefits.
GOP lawmakers are questioning the legality of the direct payments.
"More broken promises of tax relief. Just unacceptable," says Leg. John Ferretti. "Not only is it going to hurt the middle class but it's going to hurt all Nassau businesses where this money could've went and invested in. A shame, residents deserve better."
Curran says her administration will get the money into the pockets of middle-class residents.
"We know that we can get direct cash payments to residents," says Curran. "We are clarifying how wide a net we can cast."
Curran says her office has reached out to the U.S. Treasury to get further guidance on how to provide these funds to homeowners.


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