Michael Anagnostakis

GOSHEN – In a unanimous 19-0 vote on Thursday, the Orange County Legislature override County Executive Edward Diana’s veto and funded the Valley View nursing home for all of 2014.

Diana had only funded the county-owned facility for three months in his proposed $731 million spending plan.  But, lawmakers put the money back in and then adopted the full budget for next year.

The effort to restore funding and disprove the Valley View operating figures provided by Diana was led by Legislator and fellow Republican Michael Anagnostakis.

An Additional $8.4 Million For Valley View

Sep 6, 2013

GOSHEN – The Orange County Legislature Thursday approved allocating $8.4 million to fund the Valley View nursing home through the end of the year.

A handful of lawmakers wanted to hike that to $14.4 million as originally proposed by County Executive Edward Diana.

Republican Legislator Patrick Berardinelli (R-6) sought the full amount.