ALBANY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Thousands of middle-class families around New York state will soon receive a $350 check from the state government.

The state mailed out the tax rebate checks this week to state residents who claimed at least one child under age 17 on their 2012 tax return and whose adjusted gross income was between $40,000 and $300,000. 203 more words