Journal News Opinion Page editor Herb Pinder talks with staff reporter Lisa Ganga about the overlapping layers of government in Westchester and Rockland counties in a Tax Watch video.
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Join our tax discussion
Join a discussion at 1 p.m. Wednesday on New York’s layers of government and the “home rule” laws and local emotions that hamper efforts to consolidate, streamline and share services at the local level. At stake: keeping local control vs. curbing property tax bills that are among the highest in the nation.
The panel includes:
— Linda Puglisi, supervisor of the town of Cortlandt.
— Jonathan Drapkin, president of Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress, a regional research and planning think tank.
— Alan Hochberg, Hartsdale resident who served as chairman of Greenburgh’s Fire Department Consolidation & Government Efficiency Commission.
To watch, go to www.LoHud.com/editorialspotlight; to submit a question or comment during the LIVE session, engage the “CoverItLive” blogging feature.