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Reaction to County Executive's Veto of Pay Raise Law

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Broome County Executive Debbie Preston says public feedback was the catalyst behind her vetoing a law that would link pay raises.

For some county officials and non-union employees to those called for in union contracts. According to Preston comment from local residents confirmed concerns she had with the law. Minority Leader Jason Garnar says this issue should be addressed in the budget and not with a new law.

Debbie Preston says, "Bottom line is that, this office negotiates contracts and it is not right to be able to negotiate for something that's going to involve elected and appointed officials."
Jason Garnar says, "She spent 11 months working on this law, so I'm confused as to why she has problems with the same law that she created herself, that doesn't make sense."

Preston's veto will be in effect for 45 days, then it will be up to the legislature to decide if they want to override it.