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.
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CENTRAL NEW YORK
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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
WESTERN NEW YORK
State of Niagara County speech to focus on opioid epidemic, brownfields
Overdose cases increase more than 25 percent in Wyoming County
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