Residents give Nassau lawmakers an earful on budget cuts

Nassau residents lined up at a County Legislature meeting to vent their frustrations about deep budget cuts to social service programs. As News 12 Long

MINEOLA - Nassau residents lined up at a County Legislature meeting to vent their frustrations about deep budget cuts to social service programs. As News 12 Long Island has reported, $40 million in county funding was stripped from 49 of Nassau's youth and social programs as of July 6. County Executive Ed Mangano (R-Nassau) says the funds were needed to pay property owners their overdue tax refunds. Mangano and Republican lawmakers blame the Democrats for not agreeing to their borrowing plan. The debate has dragged on along party lines for months. Directors of several funding-strapped social programs and some participants in those programs were among those who lined up today to give lawmakers an earful about the cuts.Many groups have said they will not be able to function without county funding.Nassau residents protest cuts to county youth agenciesNassau Co. lawmakers meet over $40M services cutNassau social agencies caught in crosshairs brace for cuts

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