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Molinaro promises no tax increases, layoffs in 2021

Oct 05, 2020 3:15 pm
MidHudsonNews [dot] com is reporting Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro will unveil his 2021 county budget later this month, but has already provided a preview of what to expect. Molinaro pledged reduced county spending, a smaller county workforce with no layoffs and no property tax increases for residents. The county’s 2019 fund balance stands at $56.9 million. That fund balance is “crucial to the county being able to weather the rising pandemic and emergency response costs as well as dramatic losses associated with the COVID-19 pandemic,” he said. “Our fund balance reserves, coupled with spending cuts, tough decisions and shared sacrifice will enable us to withstand this emergency and the uncertain economic situation,” Molinaro said. Read the full story at MidHudsonNews [dot] com.