County Executive Rob Astorino
Westchester County has approved a 2015 budget plan, with a modest spending increase and no hike in the tax levy.
With 41-percent of precincts reporting Astorino had 54-percent of the vote, Bramson came up short with 46-percent. Early worries for the Astorino camp faded as numbers began to come in and solidly Democratic precincts gave him an edge.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development warned the county last month that it would lose $7.4 million on April 25 unless it complies with a demand stemming from the 2009 settlement of a desegregation lawsuit against the county.