Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano: No new layoffs, tax increases in 2014 budget

Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano's 2014 budget was due today, and News 12 Long Island got a peek at the details as they were being finalized.

Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano's 2014 budget was due today, and News 12 Long Island got a peek at the details as they were being finalized. (9/16/13)

MINEOLA - Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano's 2014 budget was due today, and News 12 Long Island got a peek at the details as they were being finalized.

Mangano is touting his latest budget for not including property tax increases or new layoffs for county workers.

As News 12 has reported, county workers have had their wages frozen for more than two years, and Mangano laid off hundreds of workers when he first took office.

The head of the county's largest union, the CSEA, says he is glad to hear there are no new layoffs. But he adds that Mangano has left the workforce so scaled back that it can hardly function, particularly in the realm of social services.

County Democratic lawmakers say they have not yet seen the 2014 budget. A spokesperson for the Democrats said, "Looking at Mangano's past budgets that ended in deficits, I think we can expect a budget that relies heavily on borrowing and fails to address the long-term fiscal challenges the county faces.”

The county Legislature will still need to approve Mangano's budget plan, as will NIFA, the watchdog board that is overseeing the county's finances.

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