White Plains, NY — In response to voting reform legislation passed by the New York State legislature and expected to be signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo, Westchester County Board of Legislators Chairman Ben Boykin (D - White Plains, Scarsdale, Harrison) has established a Voting Reform Working Group at the County Board of Legislators.

(White Plains, NY) - After representing the residents of the 4th Legislative District for over two decades, Westchester County Legislator Michael Kaplowitz (D, Somers) announced today that he will not seek re-election this November.

Westchester County Board of Legislators (BOL) Minority Leader John G. Testa (R) Peekskill, was joined by his colleagues in passing legislation that authorized the County to enter into Inter-municipal agreements (IMA) with three Westchester cities for a total of $376,924 under the county’s “Invest in Kids” program. Under the agreement, the City of Peekskill will receive $69,231 of funding for its “Advancing Leadership Initiatives for Teens Program” (LIFT). The vote took place at the regular meeting of the BOL.  The IMA terms provide for $245,000 to come from Westchester County and the remainder to be contributed by the municipalities.

North 60

White Plains, NY — Members of the Westchester County Board of Legislators are hailing the decision by County Executive George Latimer to sign a lease that will create a $1.2 billion biotech center on 60 acres of land in Valhalla (known as “the North 60”), spurring economic growth in the county for years.

White Plains, NY — Westchester County Board of Legislators Chair Ben Boykin (D – White Plains, Scarsdale, Harrison), on Tuesday announced that Legislator Kitley Covill (D - Bedford, Lewisboro, Mount Kisco, North Salem, Pound Ridge, Somers) will become Chair of the Committee on Legislation succeeding Legislator Virginia Perez (D - Yonkers) who has resigned as Chair and as a member of the committee. Legislator Covill will continue to serve as Chair of the Social Services Committee.