BETHPAGE - Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano mentioned property taxes, employment and debt reduction in his State of the County address tonight.
The speech marked Mangano's fourth since taking office in 2010. He confronted the county's finances, as well as its continuing efforts to recover from Hurricane Sandy.
Democrats remain skeptical of his plans, accusing Mangano of mismanaging the budget. However, Nassau County residents have not paid higher property taxes since Mangano was elected and he says he will not raise them now.
Mangano's address was delivered from the Morrelly Homeland Security Center in Bethpage.