Articles on the Constitution by Steve Levy
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
"Local governments are crushed under the weight of state mandates and regulations. While I have frozen Suffolk County general-fund taxes for seven straight years, it has become increasingly challenging to control other costs so that we can absorb...
This 2011 New York Post opinion piece from former Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy underscores the urgent need for Albany to take proactive steps in addressing the crushing financial burden that unfunded mandates impose on local governments and urges future boldness from, the State Mandate Relief Redesign Team when tackling the issue of unfunded state mandates.