Legislature One-Ups Broome Executive’s Tax Cut
The Broome County Legislature is handing County Executive Jason Garnar back a budget that one-ups the Democrat’s half-percent property tax cut.
Lawmakers approved a budget November 7 that reduces property taxes a full one-percent partially by reducing short-term borrowing.
Officials say the Finance Committee recommended several adjustments to Garnar’s $401-million budget that was presented in mid-September after holding review meetings with various County departments.
Lawmakers say they were able to cut the proposed short-term borrowing amount from $20-million to $7-million.
The Executive will schedule a public hearing before making vetoes or signing the revised spending plan.