Town of Huntington

All Long Island residents could be hurt by a possible court decision that sides with the Long Island Power Authority. At least that’s what Huntington Town officials say of LIPA’s fight to change its property assessment.

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Long Island led New York in the number of job gains created from Industrial Development Agency tax breaks in 2017. That’s according to a report released this week by State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.

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The Long Island Power Authority says state legislation that limits property tax assessment challenges is unconstitutional.

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The Long Island Power Authority is suing the Town of Huntington, claiming it overpaid taxes on its Northport power plant by hundreds of millions of dollars due to an inflated assessment by the town. LIPA wants the plant's assessment to be reduced and to recover the money it says it overpaid. 

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Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont says he’s not ready to endorse a radical new plan to replace the state income tax with a payroll tax to increase state revenue.