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Free Middle Class Star Property Tax Rebate Workshops

(35th District, NY) – Questions about the new 2007 Middle Class STAR Rebate? Get the answers you need at the STAR Rebate workshops sponsored by State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D-Yonkers). The workshops are free and open to the public. A workshop was held in Greenburgh on August 13, and now other locations have been added in Mount Pleasant and Yonkers.

Senator Stewart-Cousins’ free STAR Rebate workshops will be held at the following locations:

August 21st Mt. Pleasant Library

350 Bedford Road, Pleasantville

August 23rd Grinton I. Will Library


Testimony: Hearing of the Commission On Real Property Tax Fairness

Chairman Suozzi and Distinguished Members of the Commission, thank you for the opportunity to speak before you today.

The task you have been given is monumental, though it can be easily articulated. You have been charged with finding ways to provide real property tax relief to New York State residents without jeopardizing our ability to provide the quality of education necessary for our children to compete and succeed in the global marketplace.


Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins Urges Homeowners To Re-Apply For STAR Exemption

Yonkers, NY - State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D/I/WF – 35th District) announced today that starting August 19th through the end of December, registration to receive the Basic STAR exemption will be open. All resident homeowners who wish to receive the exemption for 2014 and subsequent years must register with the New York State Tax Department as required by new legislation passed this year to eliminate fraud and duplication.


Statement From Senate Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins Regarding Today’s Tax Commission Report

“The Senate Democratic Conference has long called for common-sense reforms to the state’s tax code and the need to reduce the burden placed on New York’s families and businesses. I look forward to working with Governor Cuomo to achieve these goals. My colleagues in Senate Democratic Conference have already been urging for many of the recommendations included in today’s commission report, including passage of a property tax circuit breaker and the immediate elimination of the 18-A energy surcharge. We will continue our efforts to ensure New York is a state where families and businesses thrive.”