Streams

County Executives Want More Flexibility Amid Coming Budget Cuts

Saturday, December 06, 2008

New York's county executives are telling Governor Paterson that they may be willing to share in the pain that's coming because of the state's $15 billion budget deficit.

REPORTER: But they want to make sure that costs aren't passed down to county tax payers. Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy.

LEVY: We have to make sure that those cuts are not something that will be expected that the county will have to pick up the tab for. That's what is ultimately devastating to our local tax payers.

REPORTER: The county leaders say Paterson is listening to their requests. They hope the governor's December 16th budget will include a number of recommendations to ease state rules on counties so that the local governments can make more cost-saving decisions for themselves.

Tags:

More in:

News, weather, Radiolab, Brian Lehrer and more.
Get the best of WNYC in your inbox, every morning.

Leave a Comment

Register for your own account so you can vote on comments, save your favorites, and more. Learn more.
Please stay on topic, be civil, and be brief.
Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments. Names are displayed with all comments. We reserve the right to edit any comments posted on this site. Please read the Comment Guidelines before posting. By leaving a comment, you agree to New York Public Radio's Privacy Policy and Terms Of Use.

Sponsored

Latest Newscast

 

 

Support

WNYC is supported by the Charles H. Revson Foundation: Because a great city needs an informed and engaged public

Feeds

Supported by