Mike Hein released his second county budget that will NOT raise taxes, which by any account is impressive in this economy.
Republicans that have been attacking Hein for anything and everything, where simply stunned by the Hein budget.
It’s shocking to me that, in these economic times, there’s no tax increase,” said Majority Leader Paul Hansut, R-Lloyd. “I’m a little taken aback.”
“I think it demonstrates the charter form of government is a success,” said Minority Leader Jeanette Provenzano, D-Kingston.
Legislature Chairman Frederick Wadnola, D-Ulster, said legislators will begin reviewing the executive spending plan “immediately.”
Wadnola's comments are unfortunate but typical. The Republican Chair is pretty much saying, I'm going to search this budget and look for any way to make the county exec look bad. Can Wadnola not give credit where credit is due?
Congratulations to Mike Hein and his office for presenting a fiscally responsible budget that puts taxpayers first.