County Officials Raise a Unified Voice in Albany


ALBANY – Rockland County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef joined fellow county executives from across New York State in Albany this week for the New York State Association of Counties’ (NYSAC) Legislative Conference.

“During a time when heated political divisiveness often makes headlines, the NYSAC conference is an opportunity for county leaders from diverse regions and backgrounds to come together to discuss the challenges every county faces,” said Vanderhoef.

On Monday, members deliberated resolutions regarding the NY SAFE Act, funding for county 9-1-1 communications, public health article 6 reforms, early voting, IDA reforms, Medicaid costs, and home rule authority.

Lieutenant Governor Bob Duffy and State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman spoke to conference attendees on Monday, with State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli addressing NYSAC members Tuesday afternoon.

“During the course of this comprehensive conference, county executives raised concerns over a range of issues, including the impact of the state budget on counties, pension funding, renewable energy, local Medicaid costs, public safety, budgeting, pre-school special education reforms, and shared services,” said Vanderhoef.

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