White Plains adopts new budget plan

Government officials in White Plains have finally come to an agreement and adopted a new budget plan.

The new plan adopted by the mayor and common council includes only a 6.85 percent property tax increase, compared to the originally proposed 19 percent increase.

However, the smaller increase comes at a price. The mayor says government jobs will still be cut, as well as 12 police officers and nine firefighters.

According to the mayor, the budget debate was always about trying to save taxpayers money and they had to make some very tough decisions.

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