Westchester County Board of Legislators

Hudson Valley News
9:53 am
Wed December 10, 2014

Legislators Approve Westchester's 2015 Budget

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Legislators have approved a 2015 budget for Westchester County.

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Hudson Valley News
1:16 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

Fair Housing Settlement In Westchester Hits Another Wall

Federal Housing Monitor James Johnson meets with Westchester County legislators
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Westchester County stands to lose more than $5 million dollars in grants if it does not submit zoning documents to the federal government. It’s the latest in a standoff between the county executive and the agency stemming from a 2009 affordable housing settlement.

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Hudson Valley News
1:17 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

Some Westchester Legislators Question County Exec's Outside Earnings

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino
Credit Office of the Westchester County Executive

Two Democratic Westchester County legislators are calling for a public hearing on what they allege is the county executive’s neglect of responsibilities. The criticism follows a recent article on County Executive Rob Astorino’s outside earnings.

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Hudson Valley News
2:41 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

Westchester Legislator Wants To Ban Two Heating Oils

Westchester Legislators Ben Boykin (D-White Plains), co-sponsor and Catherine Parker (D-Rye), sponsor
Credit Westchester County Board of Legislators / Tom Staudter

A Westchester County legislator is pushing for the use of cleaner heating oil.

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Hudson Valley News
1:20 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

Some Westchester Dems Allege Astorino Is M.I.A.

BOL Majority Leader Catherine Borgia
Credit Westchester County Board of Legislators

Eight Democratic members of the Westchester County Board of Legislators allege Republican County Executive Rob Astorino is missing in action, and are calling for a special election. 

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Hudson Valley News
7:52 am
Thu November 21, 2013

Westchester Receives Word Of Bond Ratings

Westchester’s re-elected county executive is touting his county’s bond ratings, which he says are the best of any county in New York State. Yet a county legislator says there is a troubling piece of information.

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Hudson Valley News
8:21 am
Tue October 29, 2013

Westchester Legislators Approve Funds For Energy Efficiency Projects

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WHITE PLAINS – The Westchester County Board of Legislators Monday night authorized the county to reserve 50 percent of the county’s almost $7.9 million federal funds for use by local municipalities for renewable energy and energy efficiency improvements.

Legislature Majority Leader Peter Harkham said the measure, when signed by the county executive, would allow eligible municipalities to submit spending proposals that would use Qualified Energy Conservation Bonds to implement Green Community Program projects for properties.

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Hudson Valley News
9:10 pm
Mon October 28, 2013

County Legislator Wants Westchester To Have A Say In Natural Gas Project

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A Westchester County legislator says he has strong concerns about a natural gas line project that could run through portions of his county. He also wants Westchester to have a seat at the table.

Democrat Peter Harckham is the majority leader of the Westchester County Board of Legislators. He has written to the secretary of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or FERC, requesting a comment period extension for the proposed Algonquin Incremental Market Project and expressing his concerns about how the project will impact public safety and the environment.

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Hudson Valley News
6:55 am
Fri August 30, 2013

First Responders In Westchester Hear From Multi-Casualty Expert

Credit Westchester County Board of Legislators/Aviva Meyer

An international multi-casualty expert was in New York Thursday, to share information about emergency preparedness with first responders.

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Hudson Valley News
8:39 am
Thu May 2, 2013

Public Hearing Is Set For Westchester Affordable Housing Legislation

Legislators in Westchester County will hold a public hearing next week. It’s part of a process to meet federal demands regarding a 2009 fair and affordable housing settlement. A spokesman for the county executive has said it is the county’s position that it is in compliance with the settlement.

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