Dutchess officials on path to adopt $502M 2021 budget
Nov 20, 2020 1:00 pm
MidHudson News is reporting the Dutchess County Legislature’s Budget, Finance and Personnel Committee, November 19, approved the county's proposed $502 million 2021 budget. By a vote of nine to three, lawmakers adopted the plan which includes funding for law enforcement, parks and COVID-19 relief. The committee cut $18 million in spending. The full Legislature will vote December 3, on the proposal. If adopted, the spending plan will mark the sixth consecutive year of lower taxes for county residents. “Because of the work done by this legislative body over the past few years, under the leadership of Chairman of the Legislature Gregg Pulver and in partnership with County Executive Marc Molinaro, we may be one of the only counties in the state able to say we’ve managed to cut taxes for the sixth year in a row while still securing funding for essential services during this pandemic. I am proud of the budget we’ve created and am confident it will pass with flying colors in the legislature in December,” Committee Chairman Will Truitt said. Read the full story at MidHudsonNews [dot] com.