Counties in the News, January 6, 2017
Friday's news from counties across the state.
What are the top county government expenditures in NYS?
As counties just completed our budget process for 2017, and state leaders begin their budget making process, NYSAC has released a report designed to present an aggregate snapshot of major county expenditures.
In New York, county expenditures are heavily driven by state laws that require counties to administer and fund an array of state and federal programs.
For most state mandated programs, counties only receive partial reimbursements to cover the costs of these state and federal programs.
While there are many individual expenditures made by counties they are generally consolidated under 11 categories for reporting purposes.
The major cost categories for counties include social services, general government projects, employee salaries and benefits, and public safety, which account for nearly 65 percent of county expenses.
To download a copy of the County Government Expenditures, visit www.nysac.org/demographics.
Cuomo: Make bipartisan public defense reform cheaper
Cuomo proposes doubling of child care tax credit benefits
News 12/Newsday exclusive: Suffolk crime stats show progress
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone's County-Wide Coat Drive Collects Over 400 Coats for LICH
Rockland Community Development Office Restructured
Gov. Cuomo to deliver address on Wednesday
Arts programs get $50K from room tax
Franklin County Board of Legislators elects first female chairperson
Local representatives preview 2017 session
Oneida County legislature expected to approve new legislator
Montgomery County, Amsterdam to support fire department
Herkimer Co. legislator steps down to take county post
JetBlue to have planes serviced at Griffiss
O'Mara rips Cuomo for vetoing mandate-relief legislation
City of Elmira & Chemung County Mull Competition for Consolidation Funds (Video)
Broome County to receive money from casino fees(Video)
Broome to Declare Heroin a “Health Emergency”
Tioga County Legislature organizes for new year
Without a replacement, repealing Obamacare could cost Southern Tier counties (Video)
Dan Reynolds Re-Elected as Broome County Legislature Chair
CENTRAL NEW YORK
Governor vetoes bill that aimed to reform public defense system (Video)
County legislature votes to create new energy task force
Affording justice: State should pay expenses for indigent legal services
WESTERN NEW YORK
Governor's veto of NY-takeover of indigent defense will cost Orleans nearly $500K in 2017
Erie County Legislature approves charter changes in its first meeting of year
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