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The state soon begins issuing IOUs for those who expect to receive property tax rebate checks. State officials say they plan on combining all rebate checks under 50 dollars with a second set of rebate checks later this year. The tax rebate checks for some homeowners receive their funding through a billion-dollar incentive program that the state operates.
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The New York Assembly has again passed the Dream Act, which would extend state financial aid to students in the country illegally. The proposal continues to face significant obstacles in the state Senate.
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GOP lawmakers in the New York state Legislature say the public deserves to know more about Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s economic development spending. They say a federal probe of two former Cuomo aides connected to the Buffalo Billion program shows the need for more independent analysis and accountability.