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News

Counties in the News, February 27, 2017

Monday's news from counties across the state.
NYSAC
NY First Home Proposal: Keeping New Yorkers in New York
By Mike Kelly, Director of Government Affairs, New York State Association of REALTORS®, Inc.
It's no secret that individuals are leaving New York, and it is particularly evident in many Upstate communities. Adding to the dilemma is the fact that New York has the lowest state homeownership rate in the country at 51.5 % – the national homeownership rate is 63.7 %.1 [ U.S. Census; 2015 Homeownership Rates by State: https://www.census.gov/housing/hvs/data/ann15ind.html ] This disconcerting statistic, coupled with recent data showing that nation-wide first-time home buyer rates were at their lowest since 1987, is not only problematic in the short term, but also raises some concerns for the future unless steps are taken to address the issue.
 
STATEWIDE

Lane Ranger: Albany being told to direct more money toward county infrastructure needs
 

Empire Trail's path is unclear
 
HUDSON VALLEY

Neuhaus backs 20-year Legoland PILOT
 

Proposal to name new TZ Bridge after Brinks victims
 

Ulster County legislator proposes outlawing possession of tobacco by minors
 

Mid-Hudson officials tout drug drop boxes
 

Ulster County Legislature seeks Family Court project oversight
 
CAPITAL

Rensselaer County approves major road work
 
NORTH COUNTRY

Localities aim to put bite in regional dog control approach
 
MOHAWK VALLEY

Fundraising campaign aims to help pets after fires

CENTRAL NEW YORK

County Executive: All juvenile inmates will be moved to Hillbrook (Video)
 

Cayuga County Administrator Suzanne Sinclair expected to resign March 10
 

Towns concerned over sanctuary vote
 

Renovations for Madison County Sheriff's Office facility complete
 
FINGER LAKES

Shipley Sets Tone for Supervisors
 

Eye on NY: Sen. Pam Helming pans Cuomo's government consolidation plan
 

Livingston County declares March is ‘Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month'
 
WESTERN NEW YORK

Op-Ed: DOWNWARD PRESSURE FROM ALBANY CRUSHING LOCAL GOVERNMENTS, DRIVING UP TAXES
 

Treatment Court is a different approach in handling drug-related crimes
 

Legislature OKs funding for splash pad, pavilion in Hartland

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