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News

Counties in the News, January 27, 2017

Friday's news from counties across the state.
NYSAC
State Mandated Programs Funded and Delivered by Counties
Counties and New York City must raise more than $12 billion each year in local taxes to support just 9 major state mandates.
 
Or you can think of it in other terms – counties and New York City spend $234 million each week in local taxes to pay for just 9 state mandated programs. 
 
Or you can think of it another way, since the 1960's the state has been dipping into county coffers to pay for state programs created and controlled by decisions made in the State Capitol.
 
These are mandated costs that local governments in most states do not fund to this degree – we must not forget that this is a major reason for New York's high property taxes compared to other states.
 
STATEWIDE

NYSAC Interviewed About Local Government Consolidation (Video)
 
LONG ISLAND

Port Jeff railroad station project gets ‘jump start' money from county
 

Presiding Officer Gregory Backs Legislator Hahn's Parks Watch Measure to Protect County Parks
 
HUDSON VALLEY

State won't help mobile home residents who stay
 

Dutchess receives disaster declaration for December snowstorm
 
CAPITAL

Coalition planning to sue over oil trains (Video)
 

McCoy Targets Company That Runs Crude Oil Trains at Port of Albany (Video)
 
NORTH COUNTRY

Arts and culture programs in St. Lawrence County to receive $235k from state Council on the Arts
 

Mohawks pursue getting disputed parcels through trust
 
MOHAWK VALLEY

Montgomery County passes local law aimed at energy efficiency in buildings

SOUTHERN TIER

Garnar Issues Hiring Freeze in Midst of County's Financial Struggle (Video)
 

Broome Executive Garnar looks to bring county out of fiscal stress
 
CENTRAL NEW YORK

$70M for Phase 2 of Unprecedented NYS Fair Revitalization
 

Tompkins Tourism Announces Grant Opportunities
 
FINGER LAKES

Proposed Seneca County odor control ordinance includes penalties, excludes farms
 

Return of "Free Youth February" at Seneca Park Zoo
 
WESTERN NEW YORK

Editorial: The deadly grip of opioids is defying wide-ranging efforts to fight addiction
 

County again scrutinizing Pearl Street pedestrian bridge security (Audio)
 

Legislators continue to hear about allowing rifles for deer hunting

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