• Budget Passage: Special Statement from Bill Mooney President of the Westchester County Association

  • DECEMBER 07, 2012 | COUNTY GOV'T, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, TAX REFORM

  • Mooney Applauds County Executive, Coalition of Legislators For Signing a Fiscally Prudent Budget That Does Not Raise the Tax Levy and Protects the County Reserve Fund

  • Bill Mooney, President of the Westchester County Association, the County's leading business membership and advocacy organization released the following statement about this afternoon's dramatic passage of the 2013 Westchester County Budget...


    The historic photo of County Executive Rob Astorino signing the 2013 Westchester County Budget. (L-R) Legislator Virginia Perez (D); Legislator Mike Kaplowitz (D); County Executive Rob Astorino (R); and James Maisano (R), the newly-elected temporary Chairman of the Westchester County Board of Legislators. Earlier in the day, Perez and Kaplowitz broke with their party and passed a bipartisan budget. A dramatic coup ensued when Legislature Chairman Ken Jenkins and seven other Democrats abruptly left the meeting. Maisano was appointed temporary Chair. Jenkins is actively disputing the day's events. Photo Credit: Westchester County.
    "The Westchester County Association applauds the coalition of Westchester County Legislators, especially those who bravely put public interest ahead of partisan politics to pass a compromise budget.

    "The 2013 Budget demonstrates fiscal responsibility by neither raising the County Tax Levy nor raiding the Reserve Fund, important in encouraging economic development and job creation. It also maintains essential safety net services. These are the guiding principals that the WCA has consistently advocated for."   

    Read Phil Reisman's account of the day's events by clicking here.

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