WHITE PLAINS, New York — A county executive in the New York suburbs who is considering a run for governor has proposed a budget that won't raise county property taxes.
Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, a Republican, said Friday he's honoring his pledge to keep taxes flat.
His $1.74 billion budget increases spending about 1 percent. That's offset by projected increases in revenues, including sales taxes.
Astorino said the Playland amusement park will remain open whether or not it's turned over to a private operator as he has proposed.
Astorino complained that unfunded mandates imposed by the state, such as Medicaid payments, consume 85 percent of the county budget. He said things have to change in Albany.
Astorino easily won re-election last week. He said earlier this week that he's considering a run for governor.