Long Island homeowners may see STAR rebates vetoed

Long Island homeowners are expressing concern at the possibility of a STAR rebate veto. Lawmakers announced in January that homeowners would be receiving a $300 rebate check as part of the state?s STAR

News 12 Staff

Apr 6, 2006, 10:22 PM

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Long Island homeowners are expressing concern at the possibility of a STAR rebate veto.
Lawmakers announced in January that homeowners would be receiving a $300 rebate check as part of the state?s STAR program. However, the governor?s budget office has released a statement saying it has ?serious constitutional concerns about how the legislature drafted this portion of their budget.? Officials say Governor Pataki (R-NY) may veto the rebates in light of the concern.
Nassau tax assessor Harvey Levinson had filed a stream of complaints about discrepancies in the amount of the rebate residents of each county were set to receive. Levinson says homeowners in Westchester County were to receive nearly double that of Long Islanders due to faults in the calculation system.
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