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Cuomo announces municipal consolidation and efficiency competition winners

February 15, 2017 06:49 AM

Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants local governments to consolidate and share services. He says that will help reduce the tax burden on property owners.

On Tuesday, Cuomo announced the winners of his municipal consolidation and efficiency competition. Montgomery County is one of five counties along with the town of Brookhaven on Long Island that will share $300,000 in prize money.

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The winners will continue to work on cost-saving measures in phase two of the competition, with a top prize of $20 million.

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