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News

Counties in the News, March 17, 2017

Friday's news from counties across the state.
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Legislative Budgets Add to Road and Water Infrastructure Funding
The State Senate and Assembly one house budget bills released this week add to the Governor's proposals for road and bridge, and water infrastructure funding.
 
The Senate adds $75 million to the Governor's $438 million allocation for the Consolidated Local Street and Highway Program (CHIPS) for a total of $513 million, while the Assembly adds an addition $50 million for a total of $488 million.
 
In terms of water infrastructure funding, the Governor proposed to create a 5-year $2 billion program for clean water infrastructure projects. The Senate budget accepts that $2 billion allocation and adds a $5 billion water infrastructure bond act that would go before the voters in 2018. The Assembly's budget accepts the Governor's $2 billion proposal, and allocates that funding for specific types of clean water projects.
 
The Governor and State Legislature will now negotiate the differences between these spending plans, and many others, between now and the April 1st start of the State's 2017-18 Fiscal Year.
 
STATEWIDE

Legislature is largely exempt from FOIL
 
LONG ISLAND

Suffolk County Legislature approves Parks Watch program proposed by Chairwoman Kara Hahn
 
HUDSON VALLEY

Consolidation or sharing must start at the bottom
 

Sullivan chairman wants the county to improve health outcomes
 

Love Gently Dinner raises $7,400 for Safe Homes
 

Sullivan County Legislature postpones vote on raising age to buy tobacco products
 

Dutchess County Stabilization Center to Help with Mental Health Issues (Video)
 

Depew named deputy Sullivan County manager
 
CAPITAL

Rensselaer County executive: Business investment, training fueling growth
 

Albany County Land Bank acquires 265 properties
 

Deadline for prison proposals extended a month
 
NORTH COUNTRY

Legislature supports passage of DMV fee bill
 

St. Lawrence County Chamber holding contest for new 'shop local' logo
 
MOHAWK VALLEY

How Trump budget cuts would hurt locally
 

County opposes legislation
 

Nonprofit awarded $276K

SOUTHERN TIER

As Broome County Digs Out, is Flooding on the Way? (Video)
 
CENTRAL NEW YORK

Gardner looks back on productive 2016
 

County to meet with Boylston supervisor over plowing contract
 
FINGER LAKES

Frank E. Van Lare Wastewater Treatment Plant in Monroe County a chronic offender
 

Supporting disabled means supporting Medicaid
 

2-1-1 Passes Storm Test
 
WESTERN NEW YORK

Counties like Collins' push to relieve locals of paying towards Medicaid
 

County Human Resources Director Retiring
 

Hazardous household waste voucher program considered
 

New partnership in store for hospital
 

State budget plan adds millions to cushion impact of Huntley plant closing

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