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The gloves were off at the WCA’s annual Breakfast with the County Executive when Westchester County Executive Rob Astorio took on what he described as the “fake news coming out of Albany.” But all was not contentious; the Smart Growth panel that followed Astorino’s State-of-the-County address, projected an optimistic picture of growth for Westchester in 2017. Here are the highlights:
The BLUEPRINT for Advocacy Committee met last week and Mike Kaplowitz (D), chairman of the Westchester County Board of Legislators, was the newly formed committee's first guest. The BLUEPRINT for Advocacy Committee is an outgrowth of the former Call-to-Action Committee. Kaplowitz explained to two dozen attendees how the new budget would work and also provided some behind-the-scenes insight about the County's budget process and 2016 forecast.
At the start of his second term, Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino is embracing collaboration as a way to grow Westchester’s economy. “Collaboration pays dividends,” he said during his remarks at the 17th annual Westchester County Association (WCA) County Executive breakfast on January 23. A Reporters’ Roundtable, composed of top Westchester print and electronic journalists, immediately followed...
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.