Yonkers' tax bills approved, bankruptcy averted

(AP) - Police officers can stop worrying aboutworking without pay now that the state Senate has resolved itsimpasse and pulled Yonkers back from the brink of bankruptcy.

David Simpson, spokesman for Mayor Phil Amicone says bills extending two Yonkers taxes were among the gaggle ofmeasures passed in Albany overnight after the Senate ended itsmonthlong political stalemate.

That means the state comptroller can certify the city's budget,which will allow it to collect revenue. Amicone said Wednesday thatYonkers was 10 days from running out of cash.

Simpson said property tax bills will go out in the mail onMonday.

He said Yonkers' brush with insolvency was "a disgrace and anembarrassment."

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