Amicone: Yonkers being held hostage by Albany woes
Yonkers Mayor Phil Amicone says all he brought back from his trip to Albany last week are promises of state aid as legislators struggle to pass the latest budget.
?We're being held hostage by the entire process," Amicone says. For months, state lawmakers have been promising the city of Yonkers will get an extra $22 million in state aid.
Even with that money, hundreds of city layoffs would be needed to close a $109 million budget gap for the city's next budget.
Meanwhile, Albany lawmakers took one step closer to passing the budget Friday night. Members of the state Assembly voted on parts of the budget and plan to finish today. Then the budget goes to the Senate.
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