Angry words from Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks over the suburban schools plan to sue the county.
This week, the schools voted to sue over the controversial "FAIR" plan...it would cut the schools share of the sales tax revenue to cover Medicaid costs.
Friday morning, Brooks said she is disappointed in the schools decision and that the schools are both "clearly under budgeting" and "addicted to taxes". Brooks offered to help the districts, through the county's center for civic entrepreneurship--a committee to help districts learn to better budget.
“We don't have at the County level don't get state aid, we don't have an opportunity to create slush fund because we are doing more with less, we are reducing our budget each and every year, so I'm saying to school districts, if you're using every penny you've got, then maybe its time to go out and start increasing your revenue, but you're not even using what we're giving you, so how can you complain about a 2 percent impact on your budget,” said Brooks.
Brooks held her press conference Friday at State Road Elementary in Webster. The principal of the school, Carmen Guimina is currently running for a county legislative seat against Republican David Malta.
We'll have more on this story coming up tonight on News 8 Now at Five and Six.