Lawmakers divided over 2013 budget vote
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Westchester County taxpayers say they're divided on how the county's 2013 budget was passed in a controversial vote Friday.
Only nine legislators -- seven Republicans and two Democrats -- voted on the budget Friday after eight Democrats walked out, claiming the meeting was adjourned.
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Those who stayed behind say the meeting was never officially adjourned, making the budget vote legal.
"It's a fiscally prudent and socially responsible budget," said Mike Kaplowitz (D-Somers), one of two Democrats who stayed behind and voted. Kaplowitz says filing a lawsuit over the budget would be a waste of time.