New York State Comptroller Edward V. Regan said Friday that the Rensselaer county executive's office has chosen not to finance a budget deficit through the sale and leaseback of a county-owned nursing home after officials in his office warned against the deal.

Regan, however, did not say a new deficit-reduction plan announced on Tuesday by Rensselaer County Executive John L. Buono fell afoul of the policy the comptroller's office has set forward for deficit financing.

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