Gallivan, McDonald, Paulin Announce Local Mandate Relief Legislation

Senators Patrick M. Gallivan (R-Erie) and Roy McDonald (R-Saratoga), and Assemblywoman Amy Paulin (D-Westchester) will propose reforms to the cost administration of New York State’s Medicaid System that will provide immediate and permanent mandate relief for the State’s struggling local governments.


            New York’s Medicaid costs have resulted in taxpayers paying the highest local taxes in the Nation. The proposal will seek to eliminate Medicaid’s local cost burden imposed on counties by incrementally transferring the local share of Medicaid from the counties to the State over the course of eight years. This will allow local governments to significantly reduce their local property taxes and continue to deliver essential services.


            Gallivan, McDonald and Paulin will be joined by a bipartisan group of local officials from the Capital Region.