Raia, Conte Announce Increases in State Aid for Area Localities

Assistance to increase by nearly 20 percent for Suffolk County municipalities
March 30, 2006

Assemblymen James D. Conte (R,C-Huntington Station) and Andrew Raia (R,C,I,WF-East Northport) announced that the recently reached 2006-07 State Budget agreement includes a significant increase in state aid for the Town of Huntington, and its four incorporated villages, over current year amounts.

“Increasing costs have overwhelmed municipalities and forced them to raise property taxes. The increases in aid for Town of Huntington and its incorporated villages will provide them with the means they need to ease the property tax burden. This is truly good news for the taxpayer,” said Raia.

“Now, more than ever, local governments are being asked to do more with less. The nearly 20 percent extra assistance contained within the 2006-07 State Budget will help ease the burden on local governments and help ensure they can meet the important needs of area taxpayers without resorting to tax increases or cuts in essential services,” Conte said.

State aid to Huntington increased 20 percent from last year. The following is an overview of the aid increases:

  • Huntington: $1,092,569 (up 19.96 percent)
  • Asharoken: $3,670 (up 19.98 percent)
  • Huntington Bay: $8,510 (up 19.96 percent)
  • Lloyd Harbor: $14,714 (up 19.96 percent)
  • Northport: $51,836 (up 19.96 percent)

For more details on the increase in State aid for the Town of Huntington, contact (631) 261-4151 (Raia) or (631) 271-8025 (Conte).