Yonkers officials work on revised budget plan
Yonkers officials began working on a revised budget plan Sunday after unanimously defeating the original budget yesterday.
Council members say they were appalled at the governor's veto to cut almost $40 million in aid to Yonkers schools. They say they had no choice but to vote down the original budget since there was funding for schools based on the expected aid from Albany.
The latest cuts could mean the end of school busing and Pre-K programs. It could also lead to the closure of two firehouses, reduced garbage pick up as well as hundreds of layoffs for school workers.
Yonkers City Council unanimously defeats budget