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2019 Legislative Conference

January 28-30
Albany 

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Counties in the News, January 8, 2019

Tuesday's news from across the state.

NYSAC
Unfunded mandates still a heavy load for counties  
 

NYS counties announce 2019 priorities
 
NATION

Counties can help build the case for investing in early childhood programs
 

States Battle the Devastating Opioid Crisis with Data
 
STATEWIDE

New Legislative Session Begins This Week In Albany
 

Many unanswered questions on how to legalize marijuana in New York
 

NY lawmakers urged to revamp voting rules, OK early ballots
 

Bureau of Labor Statistics releases annual employment numbers by county
 

New York prosecutors: Legalizing pot will require better drugged-driving tools
 
NEW YORK CITY

Cuomo wants to 'blow up' the MTA after L train debacle
 

Mug Shot Searches Persist in New York City, Despite Serious Risks
 
LONG ISLAND       

Suffolk County Executive Bellone and Rockefeller Institute of Government Announce Substance Use and Opioid Forum on Long Island
           
HUDSON VALLEY

Tracey Bartels elected to chair Ulster County Legislature
 

New York is fighting its worst outbreak of measles in decades

CAPITAL

Halfmoon's Tollisen sworn in as Saratoga County chair
 

School officials eye security pay changes to help hire retired officers
 

New driver's licenses blamed for DMV troubles
 
NORTH COUNTRY

New leaders take office in Essex County
 

Franklin County looking to share solar wealth with towns
 

State delay gives break on mortgage tax in Essex Co.
 

Rising number of child abuse and neglect cases prompts St. Lawrence County to add staff
 

Report: Cell Phone Money Not Going To 9-1-1

MOHAWK VALLEY

Legislature hires auctioneer for tax auction
 

Herkimer Legislator Manno to speak with residents
 

Construction ramping up at Herkimer County jail site

SOUTHERN TIER

Chemung Co Legislature Announces New County Appointees
 

Restructured salaries of officials net Chemung County $91,100 in savings
 

Canandaigua to host talk on economic development
 
CENTRAL NEW YORK

New website for Cayuga County, 19 towns, villages taking shape
 

New Onondaga County comptroller takes oath of office
 

New York DMVs prepare for busy season thanks to new driver's license standards
 
FINGER LAKES

Radon test kits available in Genesee County
 

Government shutdown could affect SNAP benefits
 

NYS Exposed: Del Lago gaming revenue falls below expectations

WESTERN NEW YORK

Peter Savage re-elected as Erie County Legislature chairman
 

County Officials Share Lessons Learned From Lake George
 

Sen. Young secures $400,000 for cancer services programs
 

5 fatal overdoses in Erie County in the first weekend of 2019

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