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Keep eye on STAR

March 13, 2013

It wasn’t intentional, but state Sen. Catharine Young has exposed the flaws in the state’s STAR program in a way a million state comptroller’s audits never could. Last week, Sen....

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MrBoB51

Mar-13-13 1:54 PM

Wait a minute, if the Comptroller knows the State lost about 13 million in 2010-11 and expects it go to 75 million by 2015 then he has to know the names, how many, where they live, and how much each owes. He either gets our money back pronto and prove it, or admit that he made those figures up to cover for a politician by throwing out straw men and a red herring. Which do you think is more likely???

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taxtired

Mar-13-13 2:33 PM

Proving it is easy. Go to the tax map on Fulton County. There are many people with 2 parcels collecting it.

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taxtired

Mar-13-13 2:35 PM

So much for the checks and balances the government is supposed to have.

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Stackrat

Mar-13-13 3:02 PM

Does anything get done properly in Albany? Besides getting themselves pay increase.

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Hilltopper

Mar-13-13 4:16 PM

This is a local problem all assessors must address or be out looking for other employment. We already know agricultural exemptions are handed out like candy bars on Halloween. Now we learn they are consistent in carrying over their error with STAR so that it adversely effects school taxes also.

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yukonjack

Mar-13-13 4:49 PM

You got to be kidding???Sen Young didn't exactly shake the earth with this news!Why NO ONE spoke up sooner( in Albany) is beyond me..Anybody with one eye open and paying attention knows the Star program was tainted when the politicians needed to votes and everyone qualified..The original bill had GREAT intentions.Too bad politics ruined this for seniors!

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notgood

Mar-13-13 8:11 PM

Wow! Go figure there is a problem in Albany. Must be they didn't drink their Big Gulp on this one...

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TiredOfTax

Mar-13-13 9:25 PM

I have a great idea... lets let government run everything as they are the only ones that we can trust. Again sarcasm! We have to limit the reach of these idiots, one huge mistake after another!

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gville70

Mar-14-13 7:04 AM

Imagine what the article would have said if Catharine didn't have an R in front of her title..LOL Seems the LH kisses the #!#@'s of republicians.. Nice article... Both lips puckered

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taxtired

Mar-14-13 9:10 AM

The problem is she got caught.

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MrBoB51

Mar-14-13 9:15 AM

Party affiliation has nothing to do with this gville70. Imagine you being more concerned about Albany ripping you and me and every other taxpayer off. Hill's right...assessors, get off your arses and get this straightened out, yesterday.

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