Hennessy Releases Financial Goal, Drops Lawsuit Against BOE
Oneida County Executive candidate Michael Hennessy is releasing his financial goals for Oneida County if elected.
Hennessy says he wants to reduce county spending by two-percent over the next several years, cut the sales tax by half-a-percent over four years and reduce property taxes by eight-percent.
He also wants to take $5 million a year from the $20 million Oneida Indian Nation casino payments and provide county-wide infrastructure relief. And Hennessy is calling for the hiring of an internal auditor
Hennessy also announced that he's dropping his lawsuit against the County Board of Elections so he can focus on the issues.
He'll face incumbent Anthony Picente in the November election.