What do you think of the Westchester County budget vote? Westchester Legislators Michael Kaplowitz and Virginia Perez, both Dems, joined board Republicans to pass a 2013 budget. Did the Democrats do the right thing?
The following is the full text of a press release issued today by the Westchester County Board of Legislators on the 2013 budget. In it, Westchester Democratic leaders concede the budget they call “flawed” and “dangerous” will likely remain because Republicans have the votes on their side. Photo: Westchester County… Read More →
In disputed action Friday, a coalition of seven Republican and two Democratic legislators voted 9-0 to approve a $1.7 billion 2013 Westchester County budget. The rest of the board’s Democratic majority had sought to derail the vote and adjourn the meeting — to no avail. Republican County Executive Rob Astorino… Read More →
Members of the Westchester County Board of Legislators discussed the proposed 2013 Westchester County budget in an Editorial Spotlight interview at noon today with the Editorial Board. Watch the replay: Watch live streaming video from editorialspotlight at livestream.com Follow us on Twitter @LoHudOpinion.
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… Read More →
Earlier today, we posted our endorsement of Democrat Greg Varian in the race to fill the 10th Westchester County Legislative District seat of Vito Pinto, D-Yonkers. Opposing Varian is Republican Sheila Marcotte, a veteran public servant who currently serves on the Eastchester Town Board. On Wednesday, the Editorial Board hosted… Read More →
Good morning. Here’s a glance at today’s opinion content: Michael Perry: An appreciation In today’s editorial, we write in appreciation of the life of Michael Perry, the White Plains police officer who died Saturday of a heart attack while in pursuit of a shoplifting suspect. We write: “… Those who… Read More →
We’re hosting two Editorial Spotlight public-service webcasts this week: • Chairman Ken Jenkins and other members of the Westchester County Board of Legislators meet with the Editorial Board to discuss budget, governance and communication issues, in a LIVE Editorial Spotlight interview at 11 a.m. Tuesday. The county board, engaged in… Read More →
A new provision being added to a Westchester County bill under consideration that would allow the county to seize vehicles used in drag racing incidents on county roads is going nowhere fast with readers. The overall bill would also permit the county to take vehicles used in drunk driving convictions…. Read More →
Calorie counts have hit menus at restaurants with 15 or more locations in Westchester County, and readers are offering up a mouthful. Similar legislation has been in effect in Manhattan for several months already. Many think that if the true aim of the legislation is to fight obesity and promote… Read More →