2015 TENTATIVE BUDGET – Slashing Mental Health Services

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A few weeks ago the County Executive took credit when he celebrated a “fiscal success” that Dutchess County Government ended its 2013 fiscal year with a surplus of $6,000,000.  Upon further analysis of the fiscal year report for 2013, the county’s surplus was largely a result of the County’s new sales tax plan which limits the sales tax distributions to $25,000,000 to Towns, Cities, and Villages, and slashing much needed mental health programs by nearly $7 million.

See Year Ended 2013 Independent Auditors’ Report. http://www.dutchessny.gov/