Legislature Passes No-Tax Increase Budget, Budget Also Increases Police and Assistant District Attorneys
Mineola, NY – On October 30th, the Nassau County Legislature unanimously passed the 2024 Nassau County budget, which contains zero increase in taxes.The zero-tax increase budget is a result of the solid fiscal management policies put into practice by the Legislative Majority and County Executive Bruce Blakeman that has also led to Nassau’s economic condition being in the best in shape in years. Proof of that comes from a recent financial report from the State Comptroller’s Office that placed Nassau County among the top-ranked fiscally sound counties throughout New York State for the second year in a row. Previously, the County’s bond ratings were upgraded to their highest levels since 2005 by two of Wall Street’s leading credit agencies.The 2024 budget also contained an amendment proposed by the Legislative Majority which adds funding for more police officers and assistant district attorneys, without impacting the no-tax increase budget. These new officers and attorneys will increase public safety and address the demands created by the State’s disastrous cashless bail and discovery laws that favor criminals and allow them to return to the streets with no punishment or fear of committing more crimes.For the last 14 years, the Republican Legislative Majority not only hasn’t raised property taxes in 14 consecutive years but eliminated $70 million from the previous administrations 2022 budget as well as planned tax increases for 2023, 2024, and 2025, resulting in a property tax cut of $200 million, which will be carried through 2027.