ULSTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- A jump in sales tax is approved for Ulster County by the assembly in Albany Monday.
Members of the assembly voted 85 to 44 to raise the sales tax in the county from seven percent, to eight percent.
By law, the assembly must sign off on a one percent jump in Ulster's sales tax, every two years.
But, the extension of the sales tax had expired in the assembly late last year.
The bill stalled with County Executive Mike Hein and Assemblyman Kevin Cahill at odds over the county assuming full local responsibility for the Safety Net Program.
With the bill now passing the assembly, it heads to the senate.
They are set to address the bill on Tuesday.