• Stop the Unfunded Mandates!

  • FEBRUARY 28, 2012 | COUNTY GOV'T, MANDATE RELIEF, NYS GOV'T, TAX REFORM

  • WCA, County Government, School Districts Send Strong Message to Albany

  • Mirroring a statewide program that the Westchester County Association helped pioneer, the County Association is now joining forces with Westchester County Government, and area school districts to force the state to stop...


    Students climb aboard a bus in Chappaqua.  Unfunded state mandates are putting the squeeze on area districts, and forcing program and staff cuts, from arts classes to transportation.

    pushing unfunded mandates to local governing bodies.  The New York State's unfunded mandates include an aggressive pension and benefit package for employees, and several back-breaking taxes and rules that--in some cases--are out of date.  

    In Monday's New York Post, Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino penned an opinion piece detailing the exploding pension costs and the need for our collective efforts.  Read it here.

    If you'd like to contact your legislator in favor of state mandate relief (Tier VI pension reform), please click here. 


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