Legislature Overrides County Executive’s Vetoes

At the Rockland County Legislature meeting on Monday night members voted 15-2 to override County Executive Ed Day’s decision to veto the adopted 2015 budget vote. Last week the Legislature voted to approve a revised version of Day’s $772 million proposal, amending the Deficit Reduction Act to allow payback of $4 million towards the county debt rather than $10 million. By amending the law the Legislature provided money to save 36 positions within the Sheriff’s Patrol Units and funding for the nonprofit organizations. On Friday Day vetoed parts of the plan, cutting funding for ten nonprofits, as well as the mounted patrol unit and the position of captain in the Sheriff’s Office. Joseph Meyers and Chris Carey both voted no on the override with the other 15 members voting yes. Day stated on Monday night, “My original proposal made the hard decisions on spending while following the law. But, the Democratic-controlled Legislature voted to amend it’s own Deficit Financing Act to continue the status quo and avoid the same hard decisions I faced.” The adopted budget will raise taxes for Rockland residents by $20 a year.

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