NYSAC director tells county lawmakers state is in chaos

NORWICH – Even though an annual budget will be in place within the next couple of weeks, the New York State Legislature has done nothing to address the root of the nearly $10 billion deficit, said the top representative of the New York State Association of Counties on Monday.

“We’ve suggested cutting costs across the board. They haven’t reduced any amount of expenditures,” said NYSAC Executive Director Stephen J. Acquario.

The executive was on hand at the monthly gathering of the Chenango County Board of Supervisors at the County Office Building in Norwich. He said he was “escaping the heat in Albany.”

“It’s been tough. The chaos is unprecedented, disgraceful and a disservice to the public,” he said.

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