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 […]

10/18/19 – RENSSELAER COUNTY BUDGET PLAN FOR 2020 INCLUDES SLIGHT TAX DECREASE, MAINTAINS SERVICES AND ENCOURAGES FURTHER GROWTH AND INVESTMENT, SAYS COUNTY EXECUTIVE STEVE MCLAUGHLIN

Reflecting optimism and effective management of county finances, County Executive Steve McLaughlin presented the 2020 budget proposal to members of the County Legislature on Friday. The proposed 2020 budget totals $353 million and includes a slight decrease in the average county property tax rate, the second consecutive county budget to carry a modest tax rate […]