Rockland County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef joined fellow county executives from across New York in Albany for the three-day New York State Association of Counties' (NYSAC) Legislative Conference.
The 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.
Vanderhoef welcomed the opportunity to debate issues with officials from other counties.
"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.
Lieutenant Governor Bob Duffy and State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman spoke to conference attendees on Monday, with State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli addressed them 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.
The conference ends Wednesday.