Albany County approves nearly $820 million budget
The Albany County legislature has adopted a $820 million budget.
The county is focusing its attention on groups that have not received as many resources in the past, including people experiencing homelessness, the aging population and veterans in need of extra support, county officials said in a statement.
The initiatives include money to make mental health and support services for veterans more accessible; $100,000 for a transportation and development program meant to ease burdens of getting to and from work; and $20,000 for a study to expand child care options.
The county executive, sheriff and comptroller will also receive a 12% raise and another 4% raise in 2025. Legislators will get a one-time 12% raise.