County Executive has 7 days to Approve or Veto
Mineola, NY - The Nassau County Legislature voted to approve the County's budget, with the Majority's amendments by a vote of 11-8 with all Republican legislators voting in favor, and all Democratic legislators abstaining. Included in the budget will be the Majority's amendments to cut $100 million in county fees that residents pay, eliminate over a million dollars in patronage positions, and ensure the continued fiscal health of the county.
"The Budget passed today included amendments made by the Republican Majority that will cut taxes, eliminates fees, and provide much needed lasting financial relief for working class Nassau County residents." Said Presiding Officer Richard Nicolello. "I urge the County Executive to accept the budget as amended, to help working class families, seniors, and others who are struggling to afford to live in Nassau."
The amendments will:
- Cut taxes by an additional $50 million, bringing total property tax cut to $120 Million.
- Remove $100 Million in fees incurred by Nassau County Residents. Red Light Camera Public Safety fee, and Tax Map Verification fee will be completely eliminated, Mortgage recording fee will be reduced to $50.
- Cut Millions of dollars in Political Patronage Positions, including $1.1 million for 7 of the County Executive's Public Relations employees.
The County Executive now has 7 days to either sign the budget or produce a veto.