Primer on Westchester County Budget

Check out my primer on the 2014 County Budget!

Jim Maisano

BOL Logo  The election is over, and the County Executive and County Legislators are working on the county budget – our most important duty. Here are 10 things about the budget to help you follow our deliberations over the next month:

  1. When the budget is passed each year in December, it’s the budget for the following year, so we are working on the 2014 budget.
  2. The main sources of revenue used to fund the budget come from property tax, sales tax and state and federal aid.
  3. More than half the budget is spending mandated by the state and federal governments.
  4. The County Executive must propose the budget by November 15 each year.  (County Charter 167.71)
  5. The County Executive’s proposed budget must contain a “budget message which shall outline a fiscal policy for the county government, describing the important features of the current budget with reference both to proposed expenditures and anticipated income.”…

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About Jim Maisano

County Legislator for New Rochelle and Pelham and attorney for litigation, real estate, wills/probate. If you need my help with legal or legislative matters, call me at 914-636-1621 or email me at: CtyLegJimMaisano@gmail.com.
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