Hempstead supervisor wants discretionary spending cut by 5 percent

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HEMPSTEAD -

Hempstead Town Supervisor Laura Gillen wants discretionary spending cut by 5 percent to compensate for the nearly $4 million the town could be losing in state funding.

"I've directed that the town's 28 departments begin to identify areas of discretionary spending in each of their respective budgets and find a way to make cuts there," Gillen says.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo's proposed budget slashes state aid to towns statewide.

Gillen says she's working with state lawmakers to get the funding restored. But she's also looking for other revenue sources if the cuts go into effect April 1.

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