2008_12_blqui.jpgProperty tax rebate check update! According to the Post, this past Sunday, "Mayor Bloomberg and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, usually political allies, had a closed-door argument at Gracie Mansion over his refusal to release" the checks. While Bloomberg claimed the $256 million used for the $400 checks would be better used for other city needs, it turns out he can't cancel them without City Council approval. Bloomberg and the Council had been trying to work out a deal, but Quinn got apparently annoyed at Bloomberg for dragging his feet with actually getting the checks issued. Yesterday, she said, "I think there is not a snowball's chance in hell that the City Council is going to pass a bill that would allow the rebate to not to go this year... The mayor should send the checks out, he should tell Finance to print them, we should move this along."