GOSHEN – Orange County Executive Steven Neuhaus unveils his 2017 proposed budget to the county legislature on Friday and he is promising to do more with less.
The county executive said it is a sign that the economy is getting better.
“I am presenting a budget that is $25 million less than in spending than when I took office in January 2014 and it’s the lowest tax rate than when I took office,” Neuhaus said. “The economic growth is helping government, and that’s the way it is supposed to work.”
Once presented, county lawmakers will have roughly two months to go over the spending plan before making any changes, which the county exec could veto, or let stand. A final budget will be adopted in December.