Bailout for local governments not expected
Concerns surrounding the state and local budgets became the focus yesterday of a Westchester County Association luncheon attended by members of New York's congressional delegation.
Democrats Eliot Engel, John Hall and Nita Lowey, who all represent a different slice of Westchester in the nation's capital, told those in attendence that while the federal government has acted to address the recession, it's unlikely local governments will be bailed out.
In a New York Times opinion piece yesterday, Gov. David Paterson said that during the next four years, New York State is expected to spend $60 billion more than it gets in recurring revenues and must cut spending.