Senator Carl L. Marcellino today announced that the proposed 2006-07 state budget includes a $408,460 increase in state aid for the City of Glen Cove to help ease the pressure of local property taxes. The Town of Oyster Bay will receive an additional $286,629 and The Town of Huntington will receive $181,825. All villages will receive an increase of 20 percent.
In addition, the budget will include $25 million in incentive aid for communities that share local services to increase efficiency and reduce local government expenses for property taxpayers.
"Property tax relief is a top priority in this budget and we’re going to accomplish that, not only through a direct property tax rebate program, but by increasing State assistance to local governments to ease the tremendous burden on hardworking property taxpayers," Senator Marcellino said. "This increase in aid is critically important to help the cities, towns, and villages of Nassau and Suffolk Counties meet their needs without resorting to higher property taxes."