Breaking News: Albany Delegation Delivers for Yonkers BY HEZI ARIS

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Breaking News Albany, NY and Yonkers, NY — The New York State Legislature ended deliberations last night at about 10:00 pm. New York State Senators Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Jeff Klein, and New York State Assemblymen Mike Spano, J. Gary Pretlow, and Richard Brodsky retired having reached agreement for $15.8 million in allocations for the City of Yonkers. While every budget line was and continues to be slashed to reduce the approximate $10 billion budget deficit challenging New York State, the $15.8 million allocation is magnanimous. Considering Yonkers Mayor Phil Amicone incorporated a phantom $22 million request from the Albany Delegation that had previously been denied by the NYS Assembly but earned approval by the NYS Senate. The $15.8 million agreed upon sum left a gaping hole in Mayor Amicone’s FY2010-2011 Budget. By Friday morning it had been learned that Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver had agreed to allocate $21 million for the city side of the equation.

The education side of the equation will be scrutinized on Monday. More information as it unfolds.

And, a sincere thank you to the entire Albany Delegation for their concerted effort on behalf of COY and Yonkersites.

Mayor Amicone was appraised of the good news this morning.

A spokeperson representing the mayor's office has not made themselves available for comment when inquiry was made by telephone. A follow-up email was sent.

eHeziBreaking News: Albany Delegation Delivers for Yonkers BY HEZI ARIS

Comments 6

  1. WOW – MIKE SPANO DID GREAT FOR YONKERS 21 MILLION IS A LOT OF MONEY – MY HAT IS OFF TO YOU FOR FIGHTING FOR OUR CITY DURRING THESE TOUGH TIMES.

  2. Delegation delivers?????
    Are you f***ng kidding me?
    This $ was already in the ASSembly budget.
    They didn’t “deliver” anything
    If they want to deliver then change the funding formulas and cut superflous State agencies!

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