Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus outlines future plans in state of the county address

Neuhaus's address indicates a focus on fiscal responsibility, emergency preparedness, national security, and environmental conservation as key priorities for Orange County's future.

News 12 Staff

Apr 11, 2024, 11:34 AM

Updated 41 days ago

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In his State of the County address on Wednesday, Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus outlined several key initiatives for the future:
  • Record-Low Tax Rate: Neuhaus highlighted that the county's tax rate is the lowest on record since the 1960s, indicating a commitment to fiscal responsibility.
  • Emergency Management Ranking: He emphasized the high ranking of the Office of Emergency Management in the region, underscoring the county's preparedness for crises.
  • Response to School Bus Crash: Neuhaus praised the county's response to the Farmingdale school bus crash in Waywayanda last September, showcasing the county's ability to handle emergencies effectively.
  • Bipartisan Legislation for Border Security: Neuhaus announced plans to advocate for bipartisan legislation to enhance border security, reflecting a proactive approach to national issues.
  • Protection of Open Spaces: He promised to take action to protect open spaces in the county, demonstrating a commitment to environmental conservation.
Neuhaus's address indicates a focus on fiscal responsibility, emergency preparedness, national security, and environmental conservation as key priorities for Orange County's future.


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