Legislature votes to override Mangano's budget veto

The Nassau County Legislature voted to override County Executive Ed Mangano's veto of their proposed budget.



The vote was 14-4, with one lawmaker not voting.



If the veto had stood, it would have reinstated a 1.2 percent property tax hike, netting the county an estimated $12 million in revenue.



Lawmakers say they received a letter from Nassau Interim Finance Authority chairman Jon Kaiman, warning them that they would impose significant cuts to the budget if they went through with the override.



After the vote, Kaiman said "NIFA is committed to righting the ship in the weeks and months ahead."



Mangano's spokesperson says the executive will administer the budget that has been approved by the Legislature.



 


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