Jonathan GordonJul 9, 2018, 7:02 pm

Auditors: Raising taxes could eliminate Westchester's deficit

Officials review final fiscal numbers, red hole county faces


WHITE PLAINS — Westchester County officials spent Monday reviewing the final fiscal numbers from the end of 2017. County executive George Latimer and legislators were briefed by independent auditors to look at the $32 million-deficit that Westchester faces. And, after a slightly improved first quarter in 2018, the deficit did decrease. However, the county will have to settle a contract in the near future with CSEA, a labor union representing more than 3,000 people.

Auditors say that increasing taxes or raising sales tax could potentially help Westchester County out of the hole, but, as of yet, nothing has been decided.

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