Budget Crunch Time – Legislature Must ‘Put Up’ or ‘Shut Up’

In an editorial by the Journal News the budget decisions facing the County Legislators have been laid out. But to date all we have seen is Chairman Wolfe bluff, Legislator Hood puff, Sheriff Falco huff while Legislator Schoenberger looks chuffed.  However, now it is time for the...

Rockland County’s Dilemma?

Rockland County’s Dilemma Affordable Public Safety vs. Symbolic Property Tax Limit The Rockland County Legislative Budget and Finance Committee has been reviewing the 2015 County Executive Proposed Budget. I attended the Thursday, November 6th four-hour meeting that focused...

Chairman Wolfe Says ‘NO’ to Pinocchio Day

Legislators Lambast ‘Pinocchio’ Day During the Budget and Finance Meeting of the County Legislature on Thursday, November 06, 2014 much angst was expressed that no representative of Day’s office was in attendance to hear the plight of Sheriff Falco and his...

Sheriff Falco Thinks He Is Being Gored?

Sheriff Kralik Thought HE Was Being Gored! Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose The more things change the more they stay the same. 1) Three years ago things were so bad that our County government didn’t even know what its deficit was. Former County Executive...

Day Bites Budget Bullet

This morning County Executive Ed Day released a $772 million 2015 budget in a press conference at the New City Library saying that he would “lay out an aggressive plan that attacks the deficit and leads to financial stability and that he was holding the budget release not...
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