Yonkers mayor brings budget woes to Albany doorstep
Yonkers Mayor Phil Amicone is making an emergency trip to Albany today to seek help in solving his city's current financial crisis.
As many as 66 police jobs are on the chopping block in Amicone's most recent budget, down from the 90 proposed cuts laid out in his initial budget plan.
Amicone says he wants to pressure the local state delegation to give Yonkers more than $100 million in state aid to keep the city from shutting down.
"We can not afford now not to have their money to pay off the operating costs," Amicone says. "That's what we rely on every year, just as we rely on our own money for the majority of the year."
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