Albany County Legislature unanimously passes 2023 budget

The Albany County Legislature has passed the county’s budget for the upcoming year. The nearly $756.8 million spending plan focuses on youth, economic development and community improvements.

Albany County Executive Dan McCoy released the following statement:

“This budget that was passed unanimously tonight represents many things. It is a demonstration of our priorities, a blueprint for the path forward, a promise to our residents, and an illustration of how we can work together, across the aisle to improve lives in a fiscally responsible manner. Since 2014, we’ve cut our equalized tax rate by nearly 20%, giving Albany County the ninth lowest rate in the entire state, ensuring this is a more affordable place to live, work and raise a family.

“At the same time, we are maintaining and improving the programs and services that so many rely on each day, while investing millions into renewable energy projects through the STAGE Act and additional economic development initiatives. I want to thank the County Legislature – notably Chairman Andrew Joyce, Deputy Chairwoman Wanda Willingham, Majority Leader Dennis Feeney, and Minority Leader Frank Mauriello – for their partnership throughout the budget process as we continue to deliver on behalf of the County.”

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