Proposed Rensselaer County budget has tax reduction

Rensselaer County budget contains tax reduction

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The proposed Rensselaer County budget includes a sixth consecutive property tax reduction.

County Executive Steve McLaughlin presented his spending plan, which would include a property tax cut of 10%. McLaughlin said that’s a decrease of 37% over six years. Taxpayers now pay a rate similar to almost 25 years ago.

“Our record on reducing taxes is undeniable and it is clear and we can collectively be happy with our work and this fact, no other county in New York state has done as much to reduce property taxes than we have in Rensselaer County.

McLaughlin said the property tax reductions have encouraged the expansion of Regeneron and attraction of businesses like Amazon and Chic fil a, Aldi’s and the Bunker.