MINEOLA, NY (AP / CBSNewYork) – The Nassau County executive says residents could face a 13 percent property tax hike or deep cuts in services unless the county legislature approves millions of dollars for tax refunds.

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County Executive Ed Mangano issued the warning in his State of the County address Wednesday night.

The Republican and the nine legislative Democrats are battling over a plan to borrow $102 million to fund decades’ worth of property tax payments.

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All 10 Republicans support the plan. It has been approved by the Nassau Interim Finance Authority.

Mangano said his policy changes have saved the county $200 million. They include privatization of Nassau’s bus service and downsizing of four police precincts.

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