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News

Counties in the News June 20, 2016

Monday's news from counties across the state.
NYSAC
Indigent Defense Services Reforms Pass Legislature
The New York State Association of Counties (NYSAC) today commended state lawmakers for passing legislation that reforms the state's indigent legal services program bringing true mandate relief to counties.
 
The bill, sponsored by Assemblymember Patricia Fahy (D-Albany) and Senator John DeFrancisco (R-Onondaga and Cayuga), provides a full state fiscal takeover of indigent defense services while at the same time increasing the quality of legal services for the poor.
  
NYSAC President William E. Cherry thanked the lawmakers for their diligent work in getting this mandate relief bill passed in both houses of the legislature.
 
"This bill accomplishes three objectives. It provides real and meaningful mandate relief for counties and property taxpayers. It protects taxpayers from costly and unnecessary lawsuits against New York's public defense program. And it improves legal defense services for the poor in all counties in the state," President Cherry said.
 

State Legislature Passes Local Records Preservation Measure
 

Some Call Legislative Session a Letdown. Cuomo Sees It Far Differently.
 

STATEWIDE
Legislation to help fund legal services for poor passes at the Capitol (Video)
 

HUDSON VALLEY
Th!nk Dutchess co-location opens offices
 

CAPITAL
Rensselaer County wants larger share of state DMV fees
 

MOHAWK VALLEY
Schoharie officials: Streambank work did its job

SOUTHERN TIER
Chemung County IDA Looking to Transform Elmira's First Arena
 

WESTERN NEW YORK
‘Zombie' homes are targeted by lawmakers
 

Pro Golf Will Make A Big Impact In Chautauqua County
 

Sheriff's Office to assign full-time resource officer to Starpoint
 

Aquarium of Niagara begins new summer hours and programs
 

New 16-week Healthy Orleans program starts Sunday

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