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October 20, 2017


Rensselaer County Legislature Receives 2018 Budget Message from County Executive Jimino

The proposed budget keeps the 2018 average property tax rate the same as the 2017 average tax rate.

 Troy - Rensselaer County Executive Kathy Jimino today presented her 2018 budget proposal to the Rensselaer County Legislature. 

The proposed budget keeps the 2018 average property tax rate the same as the 2017 average tax rate and is once again under the state’s property tax cap for the seventh year in a row.  Due to its focus on fiscal responsibility, the Republican majority in the legislature was able to use $350,000 in its Tax Stabilization Fund to ensure the average property tax rate would not increase in 2018.

 “This is the seventh budget in a row that falls under the state’s tax cap and the fiscal responsibility we enforce is crucial to this success,” said Ken Herrington, Majority Leader of the Legislature.

 “With prices seemingly rising everywhere, I am very pleased we were able to ensure that the average property tax rate stays the same for 2018,” said District 5 Legislator Jeff Wysocki.

 “Holding the line on fiscal responsibility while continuing to provide quality services to the residents of Rensselaer County is something our Republican Majority can again be proud of,” said District 2 Legislator Todd Tesman.

 “The Legislature’s hard work and its partnership with the County Executive have again paid off for the residents of Rensselaer County, especially when you consider the never ending burden of unfunded mandates from the state,” said District 4 Legislator Bob Loveridge.

 “No increase in the average property tax rate is great news for the City of Rensselaer and I am proud of the role I played in making this a reality,” said District 6 Legislator Mike Stammel.

 The Legislature will meet in a special session on Monday, December 4, 2017 to vote on the proposed 2018 budget.


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