Legislature Passes Tax Cut For Veterans

Legislature Passes Tax Cut For Veterans

BY JOE KUHN At Tuesday’s County Legislature meeting the floor was opened for public discourse on the special order of the day; a vote on two amendments to the Laws of Rockland County, both of them intended to aid local veterans.    The first proposed law was an amendment to Article XV11, which would indefinitely extend an […]

County Executive’s Corner: Extra Eyes on the Books

County Executive’s Corner: Extra Eyes on the Books

  By Rockland County Executive Ed Day Something happened in early 2007 that would have far-reaching consequences for Rockland County – consequences that helped lead to near disaster. In April of that year, the County’s auditor retired. Normally the retirement of a single employee does not impact the organization as a whole. We say goodbye, […]

County Executive’s Corner: Getting it Done Together

County Executive’s Corner: Getting it Done Together

  By Rockland County Executive Ed Day It’s been at least a decade since a budget submitted by the County Executive won the unanimous approval of the Legislature. The fact that the $684.29 million spending plan I submitted in October made its way through weeks of reviews essentially unchanged and was approved by every member […]

Rockland County Deficit Projected To Reach Zero by End of Fiscal Year

Rockland County Deficit Projected To Reach Zero by End of Fiscal Year

Rockland County Executive Ed Day announced Monday that the county’s deficit fund balance that totaled $138 million four years ago is projected to be paid off by the end of fiscal 2017, according to an audit.   “We have gone from $138 million deficit to zero in four years without raising taxes,” the County Executive said. “It’s a near-miraculous […]

CAIRNS RECOGNIZED AS A MAN WHO GAVE BACK

CAIRNS RECOGNIZED AS A MAN WHO GAVE BACK

The Rockland County Legislature presented a Distinguished Service Award to educator, youth advocate and humanitarian Donald Cairns Tuesday in recognition of his service to others. For more than three decades, Cairns taught at Ramapo High School, where members of the National Honor Society voted him Teacher of the Year. Cairns was further recognized with the Father F. […]

LACORTE DEMANDS ROCKLAND LEGISLATURE BLOCK APPOINTMENT OF VANDERHOEF “CRONY”

LACORTE PRESS RELEASE Mayor Dagan Lacorte, Democratic Party candidate for Rockland County Executive, said the Rockland County Legislature must block outgoing County Executive Scott Vanderhoef from installing his political consultant Sean Mathews as the county’s real property director at a salary $23,900 higher than the previous occupant and for years into the next County Executive’s […]

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