NIFA’s First Budget Should be the Last from Nassau’s Era of Dumpster Fire Finances & Fees

Reclaim New York Initiative Long Island Regional Director Michael Watt provided the following statement on the Nassau Interim Finance Authority’s passage of a budget for Nassau County:

“After years of failed leadership in Nassau County there’s little choice left but for the state’s budget babysitter to do the legislator’s job for them.

“The final budget shows reasonable cuts can be made, and claims to the contrary are simply politically-driven excuses.

“While Nassau’s finances are still a dumpster fire, there is a huge opportunity for new leadership to remove the budget’s illegal fees that are stealing from residents, and build a fiscal plan that works for families and businesses instead of narrow special interests.”