Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, R-Nassau County, along with his fellow Republican colleagues will be unveiling a tax-relief package that would restore the popular property-tax rebate checks for homeowners and expand tax breaks for middle-class families.
“Our tax relief and fairness plan will provide a major economic boost to New York’s middle class families by increasing tax breaks that have not kept pace with inflation, and, in some instances, haven’t adjusted for more than 25 years,” the GOP conference said in a statement. “The plan also restores the STAR Rebate Check Program to provide real and direct relief to millions of New Yorkers who pay some of the highest property taxes in the country.”
The rebate checks were started in the mid-2000s by Senate Republicans, but ended in 2009 when Democrats held the majority and the state faced a $17 billion budget gap.
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