Albany County executive discusses strategy for balanced budget

WNYT Staff
Updated: October 13, 2020 07:58 PM
Created: October 13, 2020 07:52 PM

Albany County Executive Dan McCoy unveiled the county's budget Tuesday - without job losses, cuts in services, or tax increases.


The total budget is right around $719 million - which is $13 million less than last year.

McCoy used $8 million from reserve funds and saved another $5 million by offering early separation payouts to about 70 county employees.

However, the county is still relying on getting federal stimulus money, but that's not guaranteed.

McCoy says he's planning a trip to Washington next week so that he can lobby for stimulus money.

Learn more about why McCoy says the 2022 budget could also be a challenge in addition to the 2021 budget by watching the video of Dan Levy's story.

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