Counties in the News, December 21, 2017
News from counties across the state.NYSAC
Statement from NYSAC President William E. Cherry on the Reason Governor Cuomo should sign Public Defense Reform Legislation
County governments across the state work hard to stabilize local property taxes, mindful of the impact on our residents and businesses. At the same time, essential services like public safety and maintaining our roads and bridges and the mandated services by the state must be provided. This important mandate relief legislation will help counties to provide a vital service to our residents that have a constitutional right to an attorney, but do not have the financial resources to pay for one. At the same time, this new law would implement a state takeover of these indigent defense costs which will help counties remain under the property tax cap in future years. This legislation is a key component of helping to reduce property taxes.
We urge the Governor to sign this legislation (S.8114 DeFrancisco/A.10706 Fahy) into law and we applaud State lawmakers for their focus on mandate relief and equal justice.
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CENTRAL NEW YORK
Push to eliminate tolls in Syracuse could cost Thruway Authority more than $1M
Onondaga County gives Fayetteville $14k for Deer Management
Unity House of Cayuga County names new COO, receives grant
WESTERN NEW YORK
Livingston County CASA educates community on heroin and opiod epidemic
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