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Erie County Legislature warns against giving Governor power to withhold funding mid-year


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The Erie County Legislature’s Majority Caucus opposes a proposal by Governor Cuomo that would allow him to withhold State funding after the county has already set its budget. Should state funding be withheld mid-year, the county would have to make up the shortfall, which could have a significant impact on local finances.

 

The resolution, sponsored by Chairman John Mills, Majority Leader Joseph Lorigo, Legislator Lynne Dixon, Legislator Kevin Hardwick, Legislator Ted Morton and Legislator Edward Rath, was approved at the Feb. 23, 2017 session and requests that the New York State Legislature opposes provisions that would allow the Governor to choose to withhold funding for local programs.

 

“We have worked hard since I have been in the county legislature to deliver a budget that both provides for the needs of our community and avoid raising property taxes.  To have the state cut our funding mid-year would be counterproductive,” said Legislator Hardwick.

 

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