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Nassau County to release 2013 budget on Monday
Nassau County, facing a projected $45 million deficit, is to release its 2013 budget on Monday, Sept. 17.
The county charter typically requires the budget to be released by Sept. 15, but exceptions are made when that date falls on a weekend, said Brian Nevin, spokesman for County Executive Edward Mangano. This year, Sept. 15 falls on a Saturday.
County officials have said to expect a no-frills budget that will offer little in the way of new proposals.
The budget is not expected to include projected revenue from a new master development at the Nassau Coliseum nor will it account for revisions to the Police Benevolent Association contract which is currently being considered by the Nassau Interim Finance Authority.
County and union officials have been tight-lipped about the contract revisions but sources said the changes are only expected to impact new PBA members.
Nevin would not comment on whether the budget will account for the potential privatization of the county's sewer system. NIFA members have said they would not approve the budget if it includes the sewer deal.