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County Legislature Adopts 2014 Budget

The Broome County Legislature adopted a budget Thursday evening That will provide more funding for contract agencies than
was expected.

In September, County Executive Debbie Preston proposed an 18 percent decrease in funding for contract agencies like the Cornell Cooperative Extension and Broome County Arts Council. 
Under the revised budget, Legislator Dan D. Reynolds says the agencies would see a six percent decrease in funding from last year.

The legislature has also cut $800,000 from the proposed budget
which means residents will see a smaller tax increase that originally proposed.

"I think the legislature worked well together and I wasn't happy with the three percent tax increase that was suggested by the administration.  We worked hard and got it down to about 1.7 percent and change which I think is as good as we could possibly do," said Dan D. Reynolds, (D) minority leader.

"We didn't go through with the raises this year so that saved us some money.  We didn't go through the the merit pay issue- that saved us some money right there.  Those are things I think the tax payer wants us to do, to help control that spending and that was one way we could really control spending," said Jerry Marinich, Chairman.

Marinich says there will be no raises in the executive office. He says five department heads will receive raises to make their salaries comparable to those who hold similar positions in other counties.

A public hearing will be held on the changes made to the budget on November 14 at 5 p.m. in the legislative chambers.


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