Rockland and Westchester Among New York’s Fiscally Stressed

According to a report released by the New York Comptroller’s office on Tuesday, municipalities in Rockland, Westchester, and Dutchess Counties are on the state’s fiscal stress list for 2014. Fifteen towns, cities, and villages in New York are on the “significantly stressed” list, including Rockland County, and East Fishkill in Dutchess; eleven are on the moderately stressed list, including Poughkeepsie, Ardsely, and Yonkers; and 18 New York municipalities are on the “susceptible to stress” list. Rockland County, which was listed as the number one fiscally stressed county in New York for both 2012 and 2013, was replaced by Monroe County and has moved to the number two spot. Rockland’s score was reduced from 86.7% in 2012 and 2013 to 65.8% for 2014. County Executive Ed Day stated about the reduction, “During the past 21 months, my administration has worked hard to overcome significant operational challenges and re-established financial stability. We continue to reduce costs through consolidation and efficiency and rebuild our fund balance, while continuing to provide the critical services local residents rely on.” The stress report is based on short-term debts and funds.

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