Westchester Adopts No Increase Budget; Holiday Donations For Domestic Violence Victims; Saudi Women Vote, Are Elected For the Time

Here’s what’s happening today, Dec. 15 in the 914:

1.) Westchester County Legislators voted 10-7 (seven Republicans and two Democrats) to adopt a $1.8 billion budget that will not increase County taxes for the sixth year in a row.?The budget restores some positions,?as well as some funding for non-profits that were cut in County Executive Rob Astorino’s original proposal, according to LoHud.com.

Some legislators, however, criticized the budget for relying on assumed revenue projections, for example, the budget is relying on a 4 percent increase in sales tax revenue. Democratic legislators expressed their concern that these tactics may lower the County’s credit rating.

Read more about the budget adoption here on LoHud.com, here in Westchester Magazine and watch News 12 Westchester’s video here.

2.) For 20 years the Yonkers Police Department has been making sure that victims of domestic violence in Westchester have a holiday season that is merry and bright. Here’s a picture from this year’s 1st Precinct’s Community Council Toy & Clothing Drive to benefit My Sister’s Place:


Other groups like the students at Iona Prep have also pitched in to help My Sister’s Place:

You can help too by donating unwrapped gifts to My Sister’s Place for clients of all ages or purchase an item through Amazon:

Or you can make a donation:

My Sister’s Place and their clients are very grateful to those who are helping their clients have a happy holiday season:

3.) Today’s headlines: