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Day refuses to sign revised Rockland budget

A battle over the budget is continuing in Rockland as County Executive Ed Day refuses to sign off on a newly revised plan for 2015. Day's proposed 2015 budget plan has been a sticking point in Rockland

News 12 Staff

Dec 6, 2014, 4:36 AM

Updated 3,485 days ago

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A battle over the budget is continuing in Rockland as County Executive Ed Day refuses to sign off on a newly revised plan for 2015.
Day's proposed 2015 budget plan has been a sticking point in Rockland as the county executive looks to trim the deficit by $10 million while staying under the 2 percent tax cap. On Thursday night, Rockland Sherif Lou Falco was with a standing room-only crowd as the Rockland County Legislature voted 15-2 in favor of a revised budget.
The revised budget would keep 36 sheriff positions along with funds for the county's nonprofit organizations that were threatened in the original proposal.
"What the Legislature approved on Thursday night is flawed and puts Rockland County government at risk," said Day. "While it is commendable that legislators followed my lead to hold to the state's 2 percent tax cap, they did so in an irresponsible way."
Day said that he "cannot sign this budget in its current form." He has until Friday of next week to approve or veto parts or all of the budget approved by the Legislature.
In the case of a veto, the Legislature will have the opportunity at its next meeting on Dec. 15 to override by a supermajority vote of two-thirds.
 


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