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Westchester County Board of Legislators approves 52% pay raise for selves

The board also approved a $2.1 billion county budget for 2020.

County tightens protections for displaced workers

Local leaders of the union 32BJ SEIU, which has about 175,000 members in 11 states and Washington, D.C. -- including the Hudson Valley -- had been campaigning for tightening of the law after some union members found that its protections didn’t extend far enough.

Many Westchester businesses will have to offer paid ‘safe leave’

Legislation signed into law on May 3 by Westchester County Executive George Latimer requires businesses located in the county which have five or more employees to provide up to 40 hours of paid leave to employees who are victims of domestic violence or human trafficking.

Latimer signs law that bans salary history questions in interviews

The Wage History Anti-Discrimination Law prohibits businesses from asking about a prospective employee’s salary history.

Westchester legislators approve Immigrant Protection Act

The Act prevents Westchester from using any of its resources to assist in federal investigations based on race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity or national origin.

Westchester legislators revive earned paid sick leave bill

The legislation would allow employees to accrue an hour of sick time for every thirty hours they work.

Astorino’s executive order on immigrants draws criticism

The order prohibits law enforcement from inquiring about a person's immigration status unless required by law to do so.

Astorino vetoes Immigrant Protection Act

In his veto, Astorino said the act would designate Westchester as a “sanctuary county,” which he said could cost taxpayers nearly $13 million in federal funding.

Westchester affordable housing analysis clears HUD review

Department of Housing and Urban Development notified the county on July 14 that its eleventh analysis of local zoning impediments to housing has been “deemed acceptable.”

Westchester legislators target Aug. 7 for Immigrant Protection Act vote

The legislation prevents the county from using its resources to aid in federal investigations based on gender, sexual orientation, religion or ethnicity.

Democratic legislators form task force to monitor ride-sharing in Westchester

The task force will monitor the service during the first six months of its Westchester expansion and report on possible recommendations.

Westchester complies with affordable housing settlement, county exec says

County Executive Robert P. Astorino said Westchester has permits for 790 affordable units, with another 100 units in the pipeline. About 400 of those units are already occupied, he added.

Westchester legislators pass $1.8 billion county budget

The Board of Legislators passed a $1.8 billion "flat" budget for 2017, though some Democrats criticize the budget for stretching the county’s operations too thin.

Westchester County legislators skeptical about proposed airport lease

The $140 million plan that would transfer management of the Westchester County Airport to a Los Angeles-based investment firm must be approved by the County Board of Legislators.

Partnership to help family in need

Gullotta House Inc., a nonprofit helping Westchester residents facing hardship, Ossining High School Interact Club, a part of the Ossining Rotary Club, and Westchester...