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Counties in the News, January 17, 2017

Tuesday's news from counties across the state.
2017-18 Executive State Budget Released Today

Governor Cuomo will release his tentative State Budget today in presentations to the State Senate and State Assembly today.
The nearly $150 billion spending plan is expected to include more details on the several proposals introduced in the State of the State addresses last week.
Of particular interest, are proposals that will have a direct impact on counties, including
  • Enacting early voting and other changes to the boards of elections
  • Reforming the indigent legal defense program
  • Investing $2 Billion in clean water and waste water infrastructure
  • Requiring voter referendums on local shared services and consolidations
  • Combatting the heroin and opioid epidemic
  • Enacting ethics reforms that require local elected officials to financial disclosure requirements
The budget will also include a series of local projects and programs designed to help regional and local economies.
NYSAC will begin analyzing budget specifics as soon as they are made available.

Cuomo shifts blame for high property taxes

Cuomo: Local governments, counties can cut taxes by shedding costs

Cuomo calls for local leaders to create tax cuts

Our view: Mandate relief missing from Cuomo's long list of proposals

Cuomo says local governments can cut taxes by shedding costs

Counties see slowing in sales tax receipts

Cuomo wants Millennials to buy homes upstate

Suffolk County Announces Narcan Training Classes for January & February 2017

Suffolk County Police: 2016 safest year on record

Cuomo plans 421-a legislation

Gov. announces accelerated plan to improve Woodbury I-87 Interchange

State grant aids planned TV, film production center in Kingston

845 Life: Female probation officers relish a risky job

Ulster County executive predicts Empire State Trail will boost local tourism

Frontier Town may become ‘gateway'

Higher sales tax rate in Jefferson County helps boost 2016 revenue total

State mandates crushing counties

County report being prepared on breakdown of assistance, support

New York needs to rescue 911

Demand for Naloxone Drives Up Costs, But Could Cost Lives (Video)

How Cuomo's plan to shrink local government could strengthen Joanie Mahoney's hand

After algae issues, $2 million earmarked to improve Auburn and Owasco water systems

Local law enforcement officials draft secondhand dealer law in Cayuga County

Tompkins seeks your input for jail study

Former Ontario County supervisor, Canandaigua councilmember remembered

Monroe County holds 22nd Winterfest at Mendon Ponds Park

Another committee may pick up Seneca County sales tax sharing issue

Yates County employees honored for service

State of Niagara County speech to focus on opioid epidemic, brownfields

Overdose cases increase more than 25 percent in Wyoming County

Buffalo Protesters to Lawmakers: Don't Repeal Affordable Care Act