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State is stuck with STAR, so overhaul is smart

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While we haven’t been the biggest fans of the state’s $3 billion-a-year School Tax Relief (STAR) Program since it was adopted in 1997, we’re relieved that the state is at least planning to administer it a bit more carefully. Recent reports indicate that supposedly honest mistakes — as Sen. Catharine Young, R-Olean, claimed her husband made when they got caught double-dipping earlier this month — and outright fraud have been costing the state tens of ...


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