Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino joins the Editorial Board at 11 a.m. Wednesday to discuss his 2013 proposed budget. To watch, go to www.lohud.com/editorialspotlight; to submit a question or comment during the LIVE session, engage the “CoverItLive” blogging feature.
The county executive’s $1.72 billion spending plan holds the tax levy flat, but includes various program cuts, including reductions in the county’s child-care subsidies. Also proposed: cutting 189 positions, including 126 layoffs. Astorino has said Albany’s unfunded mandates and county unions’ unwillingness to kick in for health coverage put pressure on the county’s budget.
Photo: Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino delivers his proposed 2013 county budget Nov. 14 at the Michaelian County Office Building in White Plains. (Seth Harrison / The Journal News)