Governor Cuomo set forth an ambitious agenda in his fourth annual "State of the State" address today, including efforts to provide much-needed business and property tax relief and economic development incentives. We believe the Governor is headed in the right direction and hope that Westchester County can soon enjoy the fruits of his plan.
The Westchester County Association was thrilled to hear the news that MasterCard WorldWide Inc. will expand its offices in Purchase and add 270 jobs to its current Westchester workforce of 1,425 people.
Westchester’s League of Women Voters were right to question borrowing for pensions in the 2014 Westchester County budget, passed early Tuesday morning. With paying for pension obligations now an overwhelming pressure, borrowing is a quick fix, but experts say it’s risky—and it’s part of the reason Moody’s Investor Service recently downgraded Westchester County’s credit rating from Aaa to Aa-1...
After considerable input from environmental groups and the business community, including the Westchester County Association, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has at long last issued revised Environmental Assessment Forms required for development project applications. After a two-year process, changes were made to both the full, or long EAF, used for applications with potentially significant environmental impact, and the short EAF, used for projects smaller in scope.
It was not worth the wait.