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McCoy: County can meet tax cap by 2015

County executive says consolidation is key to future

At his State of the County address, Monday, March 11, Albany County Executive Dan McCoy addressed several issues, including consolidation and building partnerships.

At his State of the County address, Monday, March 11, Albany County Executive Dan McCoy addressed several issues, including consolidation and building partnerships. Photo by Zan Strumfeld.

— “Let me be clear. Each month that an agreement is delayed is costing taxpayers $1 million,” McCoy said. “Make no mistake, my commitment to those residing at the nursing home and to the most vulnerable of our citizens has not and will never waiver.”

Following the speech, Legislature Chairman Shawn Morse called 2012 a “bumpy year” due to unfunded mandates and bills being passed onto the county government. He said McCoy’s hope to have the county within the tax cap by 2015 was “wishful thinking.”

“Just the unfunded mandates alone make it almost impossible,” Morse said. “But I think overall the County Executive did an excellent job. He took over a county that was really in dire straits.”

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