Assistant district attorneys resign amid new health care plans

A dozen longtime assistant district attorneys announced they will resign because of a county plan to cut their health care and cap the number of sick days they can accumulate.

County lawmakers passed a plan Monday that requires all non-union government workers to pay for part of their health coverage. They also approved a buyout program for veteran workers and capped the number of sick days people can collect on when they retire.

Tuckahoe Police Chief John Costanzo says the prospect of losing so many people all at once is troubling. "These are people that have gained expertise in their field," Costanzo says. "Anytime you lose one or two? it's somewhat detrimental, and to lose 10 or 12 at the same time is devastating."

District Attorney Janet DiFiore's office had no comment on the resignations.

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