WC Democrats propose solution to budget cuts
Democrats on the Westchester County Board have unveiled a budget plan they say will allow for fewer layoffs and ensure funding for county services while delivering property tax reductions.
Under their plan, the Neighborhood Health Clinic in Mount Vernon, the county's child-care center, and county-run Section 8 housing would continue to be funded, while layoffs would be reduced for jobs considered "revenue-generating."
Republicans, however, fear that the $43 million in increased spending would harm the county's triple-A bond rating.
GOP leader Jim Maisano calls the plan "a total disregard for the taxpayers of Westchester."
The budget is expected to be voted on next week, but County Executive Rob Astorino (R-Westchester) retains the ability to veto it.
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