Officials: Westchester spent $67M less than expected last year

Westchester County spent $67.3 million less than it budgeted last year, according to an auditor?s report that was released today.

Because of the unexpected windfall, legislators say that instead of pulling $72 million out of the county's reserve fund to balance the budget, they will only have to take $4.4 million.

Democrats contend that agreeing to County Executive Rob Astorino's (R-Westchester) cost-cutting measure saved the county all of the money. Republicans say the Democrats had no choice.

Astorino says that the county will still likely run a $166 million budget deficit for this fiscal year.

For more on the county's fiscal situation, go to channel 612 on your digital cable box and select iO Extra.

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