Counties in the News, December 22, 2016
Thursday's news from counties across the state.
Counties Oppose Child Protective Caseload Caps Bill
While counties support efforts to improve care for children in need, NYSAC is opposing a bill on Governor's Cuomo's desk that will place a new fiscal and administrative burden on counties, who provide child protective services in communities across the state.
The bill provides arbitrary caseload caps on local social service districts without providing any new state fiscal assistance
In addition to fiscal concerns, the one-size-fits all caseload cap does not recognize that child protective cases fall along a wide spectrum of required response intensity by caseworkers.
The state has made it clear their top priority is that local governments adhere to the State's property tax cap.
Counties could support this legislation only if all new and increased costs associated with this proposal are paid for 100 percent by the state.
New York's overall population is shrinking
State should fund legal services program
DEC Announces Second Chance for $3 Million in E-Waste Recycling Grants
State mandates insurance coverage even if employee has criminal history
Officials urge shift in costs for indigent defense to state
Veteran's Initiative Launching in the Hudson Valley in 2017
Michael Bruno's Tuxedo Hudson Co. wins Mid-Hudson Economic Development grant for Sloatsburg/Tuxedo revitalization effort
Ulster County Legislature hearing to focus on proposed campaign finance reform law (Video)
Editorial Trombley remembered for selfless service
The Future of Nanotechnology in the Mohawk Valley (Video)
County employees show holiday spirit with benefit drive for agency
VVS students care for cows, pigs in agri-science program in Oneida County
Garnar Names Executive staff (Video)
Weis Market Helps Fight Hunger in Broome County (Video)
CENTRAL NEW YORK
Tompkins County developing mobile crisis team
Madison County: Campanie retires, municipalities compensated for loss in assessed properties
Skaneateles officials join central New York leaders in advocating for Interstate 81 tunnel
Ontario County supervisors to revisit landfill variance
New study targets tourists to draw more visitors to Cayuga County, Finger Lakes region
WESTERN NEW YORK
County passes resolution against turbines by lakeshore, saying they could endanger future of Niagara Falls base
Legislature Approves Contracts for Deputies, Lieutenants