A Look Ahead

Friends, As we usher in 2015, let’s reflect on the past and look forward to a promising year ahead. We recently emerged from a long and grueling budget process that was filled with a series of difficult choices. While most in the Legislature punted on the hard decisions, I...

Shoring Up the Future

Over the past twelve months, we’ve taken important steps to turn Rockland County’s economy around. In February, I ordered a series of aggressive cost-saving measures, reduced spending and restricted hiring. In July, Moody’s Investors Service upgraded...

I Will Not Be Deterred

Since my first day in office, I’ve been working to return Rockland County to fiscal responsibility. Without decisive action, the County’s severe budget problems will persist, threatening economic recovery, job growth and our quality of life. The people elected me to...

Difficult, But Necessary

Crafting my Proposed Budget for 2015 has been a challenge, to say the least. The grueling process has been filled with hours of number-crunching, spirited debate and difficult decisions. As I’ve said repeatedly, it’s my job to make the tough choices that affect the...

Tough Decisions

Friends, As I said during my Inaugural Address on New Year’s Day, reinventing Rockland County demands that we break the bad habits of the past and embrace opportunities for our future. This government has spent far more than it receives for too long. A $138 million dollar...

Tough Decisions

Friends, As I said during my Inaugural Address on New Year’s Day, reinventing Rockland County demands that we break the bad habits of the past and embrace opportunities for our future. This government has spent far more than it receives for too long. A $138 million dollar...

Tappan Zee Tolls Clarity

Back in February, I sent a letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo expressing my growing concern regarding the continued delays in appointing a toll and finance task force to study crossing fees on the new Tappan Zee Bridge. The letter – signed by myself and Westchester County...

County Executive Day Calls For Clarity On Tappan Zee Tolls

  An Update From County Executive Ed Day Back in February, I sent a letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo expressing my growing concern regarding the continued delays in appointing a toll and finance task force to study crossing fees on the new Tappan Zee Bridge. The letter...

Budget Season

It’s budget time. Every October, the County Executive delivers a proposed fiscal plan to the Legislature and to the people. The budget reflects a county executive’s priorities for the upcoming year more than any other single act. Just as you can tell what a business...

Finding An Answer To Rockland’s Drug Problem

I spent some time this week talking with Suffern lawyer Michael Zall. Though tears, Mr. Zall described the unique experience of grieving an overdose death. Along with the pain and sadness, there’s guilt and shame, stigma and isolation. Mr. Zall talked about the challenges...