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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.

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.

Astorino goes it alone with lawsuits to stop Indian Point closure

The county executive will maneuver around the county's Board of Legislators to follow through on a pledge to sue the parties involved in a deal that will shut down Indian Point Energy Center by 2021.

Oaktree Capital bids again to manage Westchester County Airport

The company plans to respond to a request for proposals issued by the county earlier this month to operate the airport.

Westchester legislators consider Immigration Protection Act

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

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.