Suozzi unveils budget with no tax increases

Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi released his 2010 budget proposal to lawmakers Tuesday.

The $2.6 billion budget does not call for any tax or fee increases. Suozzi says the county will save money by leaving vacant jobs open and by hopefully seeing a modest boost in revenue from sales taxes. The overtime budgets for police and corrections officers will stay the same under the proposal.

Some residents say they?re skeptical about Suozzi?s promise of no tax increases given the state of the economy.

Leg. Ed Mangano, Suozzi's Republican opponent in November, says Suozzi has already effectively saddled residents with more taxes in the form of the home heating tax that went into effect in June.

To watch Suozzi's press conference, go to Channel 612 on your iO digital cable box and click iO Extra.

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