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Westchester BioTech Center Deal Approved

On April 3, 2017, the Westchester Board of Legislators and County Executive Rob Astorino announced the successful agreement to move forward with plans for the Westchester BioScience and Technology Center on the county-owned property next to the Westchester Medical Center. … Continue reading

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Legislator Testa, Mayor Catalina Announce Funding for Major Energy System Upgrades at Drum Hill Senior Living

On March 6, 2017, Board of Legislators (BOL) Minority Leader, Legislator John Testa (Cortlandt-Peekskill-Yorktown), was joined by his colleagues in approving almost $400,000 in funding for energy efficiency upgrades for the Drum Hill Senior Living Community.  The funding is part … Continue reading

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Republican Legislators, Police Union Announce 5 County Police Positions to be Filled

On March 6, 2017, the bipartisan Coalition of Legislators who passed the no-tax-increase 2017 county budget, applauded County Executive Rob Astorino for moving to fill 5 Westchester County Police Officer Positions. The County Executive signed the Vacancy Releases earlier Monday … Continue reading

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Legislator Testa Co-Sponsors Legislation to Ban Synthetic Marijuana

Legislator David Tubiolo (Yonkers-Mount Vernon) has proposed a Local law which would ban the sale or possession of  chemical compounds known as synthetic marijuana in Westchester County.  Minority Leader, Legislator John Testa (Cortlandt-Peekskill-Yorktown) is co- sponsoring the Act which was … Continue reading

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Republican Caucus Proposes Law To Mandate NY State Attorney General’s “Model New York Gun Show Procedures”

The seven Republican County Legislators and one Conservative member of the Westchester County Board of Legislators are proposing that a law be passed as quickly as possible that requires that any gun shows to be held at the Westchester County … Continue reading

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Legislators Pass Bipartisan, Zero-Tax-Increase 2017 Budget

7th Year In A Row Without Tax Levy Increase Increased Public Safety With 6 Westchester County Police Positions Added Infrastructure Initiatives to Increase With 4 Engineers Added to DPW Title XX Subsidized Childcare Gets $1 Million Boost On December 12th, … Continue reading

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Westchester County Legislators Pass Resolution Against Hudson River Oil Barge Anchorage Site

On Monday, September 12, 2016, the Westchester County Board of Legislators (BOL) unanimously passed a resolution opposing the U.S. Coast Guard’s plan to create 10 anchorage sites for up to 43 oil vessels in the Hudson River between Yonkers and … Continue reading

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Legislator Testa, Bipartisan Group of State, County, Local Lawmakers Calling for More Transparency on Review of Oil Barge Anchorage Sites in Hudson

Feds agree to extend period for public comment on controversial plan On Wednesday, September 7, 2016, Board of Legislators (BOL) Minority Leader, Legislator John G. Testa (R) Peekskill stood with a bipartisan group of lawmakers from the state and municipal … Continue reading

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Democrat Leader Delays Important Vote To Set Special Election, Republican Caucus Urges Colleagues to Follow the Law

  At the regular meeting of the Westchester County Board of Legislators (BOL) on Monday June, 20, 2016, Democrat Majority Leader Catherine Borgia blocked a vote on the Legislation which would set the date for a special election to fill … Continue reading

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GOP Leaders Stunned by Democrats Vote to Block Affordable Housing

On Monday, June 13, 2016 Democrats on the Westchester County Board of Legislators voted against funding for 10 units of affordable housing  in Mamaroneck.  The ten units represented a significant step toward reaching the 750 units which the county is … Continue reading

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