Albany County budget within tax cap

Legislators amend proposal to fund nursing home through 2014

— Commisso said additional vacant lines were found in the budget and those funds were moved into a contingency account to help continue funding the nursing home for the remainder of the year. The nursing home is hoped to eventually be self-sustaining.

McCoy had proposed raises for county legislators, but lawmakers opted to forgo any raise this year. The last raise was given a couple of years ago and was “very small,” according to Commisso.

“We felt that it is not fair that we take a raise,” Commisso said.

Another change from the McCoy’s spending plan included restoring 18 percent of funds that were cut from the early intervention program funding, along with around $500,000 to fight blight.

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