Westchester residents could see tax hike if new budget is adopted
Some Westchester residents could be seeing a property tax increase next year if the 2006 county budget is adopted.
Lawmakers approved the $1.54 billion budget Monday night. The spending plan calls for a 3.9 percent property tax increase, which is lower than the 4.5 percent originally proposed by Democratic County Executive Andy Spano last month.
The legislature says most of the tax increase would go to funding for the ailing county medical center. The budget also includes pay raises for part-time legislators and the county executive.
Spano still has to sign the budget before it becomes final.