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Westchester County legislators declare climate emergency

The resolution cited extreme temperatures and weather events like storms and wildfires, sea level increases, ocean acidification, species extinction, impacts on food and water security and the likelihood of the crisis worsening as its reasoning for the resolution and its urgency.

UPDATE: Peekskill approves project to transform Kiley Center

Peekskill’s Planning Commission is scheduled to hold a public hearing tonight on a plan to transform the Kiley Youth Center at 709 Main St. into a modern youth facility to be operated by the Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester.

Changes to Westchester’s Co-Op Disclosure Law could have implications for NYC,...

The measure, already in effect, orders co-op boards to clearly state the minimum financial requirements to potential buyers before they apply to purchase a unit, and to provide a reason for a denial.

$2.1B Westchester County budget approved

The 2020 budget year is scheduled to end with no layoffs, no furloughs, no service cuts and no borrowing for pension costs.

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

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

Longtime Westchester legislator John Testa to call it quits

Testa served three terms as Peekskill’s mayor before running for county office. He is now finishing his fifth term as county legislator.

Westchester ups age for tobacco, e-cigarette sales to 21

Lawmakers said that the new measure will reduce the number of new smokers and the likelihood of new addictions to vaping products.

Plan would ban single-use plastic bags at retailers

The goal of the Reusable Bag Initiative is to eliminate single-use plastic bags at retail checkouts.

Legislators aim to award more county contracts to veterans

There are approximately 15 certified sevice-disabled veteran businesses in Westchester County.

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.

Con Edison offering reimbursements for spoiled food and medicine

Business owners are eligible for food spoilage reimbursements up to $10,200, with receipts.

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.

Veto of Westchester’s Immigrant Protection Act stands

The Westchester County Board of Legislators voted 11-6 to overturn the veto, just short of the 12 votes needed for the override.

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.

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.