Proposed day care cuts met with legal threat

A legal battle is brewing in Westchester over proposed cuts to day care by County Executive Rob Astorino.

The Board of Legislators has approved hiring lawyers to possibly take the county executive to court after Astorino proposed cutting $500,000 in child care funding to help balance Westchester's massive deficit.

Board Chairman Ken Jenkins says if the cuts are implemented, parents would be forced to pay $840 more per year for child care, a figure he says is unreasonable for many families making less than $35,000.

To watch Westchester officials discuss County Executive Rob Astorino's proposed child care cuts, go to channel 612 on your iO digital cable box and select iO Extra.

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