Rockland budget projections shaky, state comptroller warns

The New York State comptroller's office on Thursday put out a public statement questioning revenue assumptions in Rockland County's budget for this year.

"We identified significant revenue and expenditure projections in the adopted budget that are not reasonable and could result in an increase in the county's accumulated deficit," the statement said.

Specifically, the statement questioned whether the county can reasonably expect to see a 4 percent increase in sales tax revenues this year, as budgeted.

The statement also criticized the lack of provisions for attacking the county's long-term debt, a result of years of annual deficits.

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