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Counties in the News, February 16, 2017

Thursday's news from counties across the state.
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National Geographic Magazine features Ulster County's Environmental Initiatives
Ulster County Executive Mike Hein recently announced that Ulster County was prominently featured in National Geographic December, 2016 edition. The county was selected for its “Dreaming Green” campaign that highlights some of the county's environmental achievements.
 
STATEWIDE

Lawmakers seek instant state sales tax rebate for reusable bags (updated)
 
LONG ISLAND

Long Island County Executives Endorse Governor Cuomo's Proposal to Empower Voters to Reduce Property Taxes and Cost of Local Government
 

County reaches preservation deal with Jamesport landowner
 
HUDSON VALLEY

Memorializing resolutions dominate Ulster Legislature session
 

Woodstock urges Ulster County lawmakers to support Affordable Care Act
 
CAPITAL

Albany lawmakers approve “Ban the Box” legislation
 

Rensselaer County approves jail union contract
 
NORTH COUNTRY

Jefferson County inmate outboarding costs continue to decline
 

Economic Development Council welcomes new members
 
MOHAWK VALLEY

Fulton County ready to expand landfill

SOUTHERN TIER

Supporters and opponents of gas storage near Seneca Lake urge Cuomo to weigh in
 

More addiction forums sought
 
CENTRAL NEW YORK

Onondaga County Legislative Committee says the Safe Act must go
 

Cayuga County Legislature to hold special meeting on Emerson Park boat launch upgrades
 

County panel supports blocking ash
 
FINGER LAKES

Dennis says counties oppose Cuomo's plan
 

Ontario County Residents to Be Surveyed On Waste Reduction (Audio)
 

Livingston County ‘Stepping Up' to tackle mental illness among jail inmates
 

Rochester's zoo will undergo ambitious renovation
 
WESTERN NEW YORK

Plastic, Or Reusable? Environmentalists Discuss Impact of Single-Use Bags (Video)
 

Committee accepts indigent services grant
 

State Grant Expected to Help Provide Legal Counsel
 

‘Shop Wyoming & Win' sees another jump in revenue

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