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.
On November 5th, Westchester County business leaders and voters are going to have a choice. Proposal #1, which will authorize four new casinos in upstate New York, is going to bring more than $430 million a year to our state, and more than $6 million a year to Westchester County.