Albany Co. exec unveils proposed $753 million budget

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Albany County Executive Dan McCoy is presenting the county’s 2022 budget. This year’s $753 million budget includes a decrease in taxes and better benefits for county employees.

McCoy calls it a straight-forward budget.

“Our budget roughly went up $30 million from last year, but the cost goes up, everything goes up,” says McCoy.

Not going up this year are taxes. Under this proposed budget, the average $200,000 house would see about a $6 decrease in their taxes.

McCoy says $29 million in federal stimulus money from the American Rescue Plan helped make this budget happen.

McCoy also made it a point to take care of county employees. Not only will their medical, dental and vision plans improve. There will be more money for longevity pay.

See the breakdown of the yearly payment employees will get based on their years of service by watching the video of Emily De Vito’s story.

MORE INFORMATION: 2022 Albany County Executive Budget | 2022 Albany County Executive Budget highlights