Opponents pan Astorino's move to cut Section 8 program

A political fight is brewing over Westchester County's decision to lay off about 40 workers who run a subsidized-housing program.

County Executive Rob Astorino says he favors the move to save taxpayers money, but members of the Westchester County Board have made it clear they're not happy with the county's plan to stop administering New York's Section 8 housing program locally.

The county is paid by the state to run Section 8 in Westchester, but Astorino administration officials say those payments do not cover the county's costs.

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