Albany passes tough budget - NEWS10 ABC: Albany, New York News, Weather, Sports

Albany passes tough budget

Posted: Updated:

ALBANY, N.Y. - In what many members call one of the toughest budgets in years, the Albany County legislature passes a 2013 budget with a tax increase more than three times greater than the state property tax cap.

Then, they passed the budget that includes a tax increase of 7 percent, by a three to one margin.

The county executive had proposed and 8.9 percent increase.

Legislators say it provides the flexibility needed to fund the county nursing home for the next year - saving 300 jobs at the home.

Powered by WorldNow

341 Northern Blvd., Albany, NY 12204

Telephone: 518.436.4822
Fax: 518.426.4792
Email: news@news10.com

Can’t find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Young Broadcasting of Albany, Inc. A Media General Company.