1/21/20 – State Needs to Fix Budget Problems Without Creating Fiscal Disasters on County Level, Says Rensselaer County Executive Steve McLaughlin

State Needs to Fix Budget Problems Without Creating Fiscal Disasters on County Level, Says Rensselaer County Executive Steve McLaughlin With the state budget set to be unveiled today, County Executive Steve McLaughlin says New York State should not burden counties with new costs and mandates to fix a $6 billion state deficit. McLaughlin said such […]

1/9/20 – Rensselaer County is Strong, Growing and Ready for the Future, Says County Executive Steve McLaughlin in State of the County Address to Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce

Rensselaer County is Strong, Growing and Ready for the Future, Says County Executive Steve McLaughlin in State of the County Address to Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce Rensselaer County Executive Steve McLaughlin gave a positive and energetic State of the County address to the Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, noting recent […]

12/20/19 – RENSSELAER COUNTY WELFARE FRAUD WARRANT SWEEP RESULTS IN ARRESTS OF 13

An investigation by Rensselaer County Department of Social Services and other police agencies has resulted in the arrests of 13 individuals for welfare fraud, with an additional person still being sought on fraud charges, County Executive Steve McLaughlin announced. The Rensselaer County Department of Social Services Special Investigations Unit, in cooperation with the Rensselaer County […]

12/2/19 – Rensselaer County 2020 Budget Approved Unanimously, with Budget by County Executive Steve McLaughlin Including Second Consecutive Tax rate Reduction, Expansion of Services Including Road Paving, and Protection of Strong County Fiscal Position to Encourage New Growth and Investment

The Rensselaer County budget for 2020 was unanimously adopted Monday evening during a meeting of the Rensselaer County Legislature, with the spending plan the second consecutive county budget to include a slight property tax decrease, County Executive Steve McLaughlin announced. The budget received strong bi-partisan support, also marking the second consecutive county budget to earn […]

11/26/19 – Three Forums on State Criminal Justice Reforms to be Held in Rensselaer County in December, McLaughlin, Donnelly, Russo and Stammel Announce

A series of forums to inform residents of upcoming criminal justice reforms approved by New York State will be held during December and include top Rensselaer County elected officials and law enforcement. The forums will include County Executive Steve McLaughlin, District Attorney Mary Pat Donnelly and Sheriff Pat Russo, along with members of the County […]