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Counties in the News, January 11, 2017

Wednesday's news from counties across the state.
NYSAC
The County Perspective on the State of the State
As state lawmakers return to Albany to conduct the people's business and Governor Andrew Cuomo his regional state of the state addresses, it is important to take note of and communicate the state of our counties, and the role the state plays in the county property tax levy. 
 
The largest expense for counties continue to be state mandates.
 

NYSAC Shared Services Report (2014)
The recession, the state-imposed property tax cap, and the Governor's most recent proposal to provide property tax rebates has put a renewed public focus on shared services at the local level. Despite the fact that local governments across the state have been effectively sharing services and consolidating functions or departments for decades, these projects are often not widely publicized or replicated. With this report, we hope to begin changing that.
NYSAC's 2014 Shared Services report includes a collection of innovative ideas for local government efficiency, effectiveness and cost savings.
 
This is a living document, and will evolve and grow as we receive additional input from our members.
 

STATEWIDE
Cuomo call to ease tax load leaves unanswered state mandates
 

Cuomo looks to counties to solve high property tax rates
 

Cuomo pitches 750-mile bike/hike trail plan in New York
 

LONG ISLAND
Local Leaders Announce County Infrastructure Funding for Huntington Station
 

HUDSON VALLEY
Cuomo wants counties to consolidate local services
 

Cuomo's closing Indian Point at odds with tax cap
 

Cuomo Reveals Plan to Bring Uber to the Hudson Valley
 

Hudson Valley job market strong, unemployment rates steady
 

CAPITAL
Capital Region leaders upset with Cuomo's plan to cut property taxes (Video)
 

Tight vote seen as proposed new jail heads to legislature
 

Albany County brings awareness to issue of human trafficking
 

NORTH COUNTRY
Governor offers child-care tax credit program
 

Watertown council looks to county courthouse for new City Court
 

MOHAWK VALLEY
Is governor avoiding Mohawk Valley area?
 

Confirmation of new lawmaker on legislators' agenda
 

Herkimer Co. sets window for new agricultural parcels
 

Fulton County's occupancy tax clears last hurdle
 

Fulton County Board of Supervisors delegate committees
 

Legislature asked to reimburse MV EDGE for new hospital prep work

SOUTHERN TIER

Garnar Calls Heroin and Opioid Epidemic Public Health Emergency (Video)
 

Step Back in Time: Jan. 11, 2017
 

CENTRAL NEW YORK
Cuomo proposal could force 2017 vote on city-county merger in Syracuse
 

Onondaga County Executive Appoints Legislature Seat to Debra Cody
 

FINGER LAKES
Dinolfo Approves of Cuomo's Call to Bring Ride-Hailing Services Upstate (Video)
 

Marren re-elected Ontario County board chair
 

WESTERN NEW YORK
County sicker, poorer with health care act repeal
 

Is Governor's Pledge to Buffalo's East Side 'Out of Touch'? (Video)
 

Mills re-elected legislature chairman
 

Legislature's revisions to County Charter limit elected officials salary increase

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