The Broome County Legislature is handing County Executive Jason Garnar back a budget that one-ups the Democrat’s half-percent property tax cut. 

Photo: Broome County
Photo: Broome County

Lawmakers approved a budget November 7 that reduces property taxes a full one-percent partially by reducing short-term borrowing.

Officials say the Finance Committee recommended several adjustments to Garnar’s $401-million budget that was presented in mid-September after holding review meetings with various County departments.

Lawmakers say they were able to cut the proposed short-term borrowing amount from $20-million to $7-million.

The Executive will schedule a public hearing before making vetoes or signing the revised spending plan.

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