Delivering the second on-time state budget in over two decades, Assemblyman Joseph Saladino has announced that this year, the state will have an on-time budget that delivers record amounts of tax relief dollars to our region.
Saladino also announced that a significant increase in state aid for Nassau County is included in the 2006-07 state budget agreement reached late Tuesday.
According to the state Legislature’s spending plan, the towns of Oyster Bay and Hempstead each receive a 19.96 percent increase in municipal aid over the current year. The Town of Oyster Bay will receive over $1,722,000 while the Town of Hempstead is earmarked for over $3,940,000.
"This state aid will be extremely beneficial to the residents of our district," said Saladino. "With this aid provided by the state, the residents of Oyster Bay and Hempstead will not have to face the unfortunate burden of higher town property taxes. I am pleased to be able to help deliver this much-needed financial assistance to Long Island residents."
Also included in the budget are record increases in state school aid. Assemblyman Saladino worked closely with State Senator Kemp Hannon and State Senator Charles Fuschillo in bringing home this property tax relief.
"The taxpayers of our district have clearly felt the pinch of spiraling taxes. The Senators and I have made property tax relief our number one priority and this news proves it," concluded Saladino.