Counties in the News, December 8, 2016
Thursday's news from counties across the state.
Did You Know That The Four Top Categories Of County Expenditures…
…include social services, general government programs, employee salaries and benefits, and public safety. These four categories of spending account for nearly 65 percent of county expenses.
As counties across the state finalize their 2017 spending plans, it remains true that most county expenditures are heavily driven by state law, under which county governments are required to administer and fund an array of state and federal programs.
In the past fifteen years, county spending trends were highly correlated to increases in state-imposed mandates and also economic conditions that both increased demands for social services and curtailed revenue.
These trends and other information on aggregate county revenues, expenditures, and debt are the focus of a forthcoming NYSAC report, which will be made available to members next week.
New York's development officials prepare for annual windfall
Nassau County Leg. Vincent T. Muscarella Reminds Homeowners of Application Deadline for 2017 Property Tax Exemption Savings
Advanced Septic Treatment Information Session Held on East End Friday
Molinaro urges governor to sign bill to fund legal bills for indigent offenders
Legislature mulls airport lease to fill budget gap (Video)
Amended city budget, county budget up for approval
Work on two Dutchess County bridges complete
New Bill Helps Poor Access a Public Defender
Glens Falls set to enter Warren County consolidated purchasing program
Lewis legislators approve more detailed agreement on JCC extension campus
Little Falls mayor addresses county sales tax issue
Crestwood arrests influence tax rates, Schuyler County budget shows
CENTRAL NEW YORK
Legislature Supports Carbon Fee and Dividend Legislation
Trio of dispatchers recognized as Red Cross Real Heroes
Fund balances will offset levy once more
Seneca Lake Protesters Increase Public Safety Costs by Six Figures In Schuyler County
WESTERN NEW YORK
HEAP outreach programs planned
County Legislature looking to increase access to broadband
Falls doctor joins Niagara County Board of Health