Youth programs brace for more cuts from Mangano's 2013 budget

HEMPSTEAD - The impact from County Executive Ed Mangano's (R-Nassau) newly released budget is starting to sink in for the organizers of social programs around the county. The 2013 budget proposal doesn't raise taxes for homeowners, but it slashes funding for dozens of programs, including about 40 youth services. It also enacts a slew of new fees and licensing permits that some businesses would be forced to pay for. The county executive wasn't available to talk on camera with News 12 Long Island, but an advisor released a statement that says, "County Executive Mangano's budget freezes property taxes for a third straight year and that is what our residents care about." Democratic lawmakers say they feel that Mangano's budget takes funding cuts too far.The budget still must be approved by the county Legislature and NIFA, the county's budget watchdog agency.Democrats: Mangano's 2013 county budget comes with hidden fees

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