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Letter: Kaplowitz Has Financial Know-How

This letter to the editor was written in its entirety by Yorktown resident, Olivia Buehl. To submit your own letter to the editor, email

To the Editor:

Elect the county legislator with proven financial know-how.

It’s a key issue for all of us: Taxes. Taxes. Taxes.

But let the facts stand for themselves. The long and short of it is that County Legislator Michael Kaplowitz and the County Legislature have cut County taxes by 2.2% this year.

Yorktown Town Councilman Terrence Murphy, on the other hand, has voted to raise town taxes by 2.48%. Furthermore, while Mike Kaplowitz and the County cut $30 million in spending, Mr. Murphy and his colleagues added $1.5 million in new spending to “deconsolidate” town departments.

To add to the insult to injury, Mr. Murphy even complains about officials wasting taxpayers’ money despite demanding and getting a taxpayer-financed Blackberry Internet phone. What hubris!

When it comes to cutting taxes, there’s a clear choice in the County Legislature’s 4th district: it’s Mike Kaplowitz who cares about our dollars and our concerns about spending. Join me in voting for him on November 8.

Olivia Buehl

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