ALBANY - Ulster County's Executive is putting his own money, where his mouth is.
Mike Hein is using his own campaign coffers to finance a listening--and talking--tour through the state to help school districts, towns, cities and county governments function more efficiently in a time of deep cuts and increased costs.
Hein was joined by elected leaders, including Albany's Mayor Jerry Jennings, to announce the kick off of PayGo NY.
It's a state-wide policy tour that will identify and highlight solutions local municipalities need to adopt in order to stay solvent.
Organizers will host meetings across the state to get an idea of what municipalities are dealing with economically and then create a report, by fall, to present to Legislators in Albany about how the issues can be solved.