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Desmond Hotel
Albany, NY  (Albany County)

 
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News

Counties in the News, March 27, 2017

Monday's news from counties across the state.
NYSAC
A Statement About Why The State Budget Matters to County Property Taxes
As State Lawmakers and Governor Andrew Cuomo convene in Albany this week to negotiate the final terms of the 2017-18 New York State Budget, it is important to recognize how the decisions made in the State Capitol have a direct impact on county property taxpayers.
 
Governor Cuomo and the State Legislature continue to highlight that the largest tax burden New Yorkers face is the property tax. County leaders agree 100 percent - property taxes are too high in New York, especially compared to other states. From the county perspective, we believe a primary reason for high property taxes is that counties in New York are required to pay for State services and programs that other counties across the nation do not. If you want to compare our property tax rates to other states, then you also need to compare how New York state mandates directly impact local spending and revenues.
 
STATEWIDE

Extra! Extra! Albany Lawmakers Face Five-Day Week in Capitol
 

Lawmakers feeling April 1 deadline
 

It's time to shift: State should relieve counties of the burden to fund Medicaid
 

Cuomo Says the GOP Health-Care Bill 'Declared War on New York'
 

LeBrun: Cuomo gets a bit back of what he gives
 

Collins amendment put county executives in awkward spot
 
LONG ISLAND

Uber: Local control of regulations could strangle Long Island business

HUDSON VALLEY

Ulster lawmakers back ‘hate crime' status for offenses against first responders
 

Legislature OKs bond to advance Ulster County Poorhouse memorial
 

Editorial: Thumbs up for smart laws and helping hands
 

Tolerance among religions, communities the focus of Islamic Association event
 
CAPITAL

Schneiderman announces $20 million in grants to land banks rebuilding neighborhoods across the state
 
MOHAWK VALLEY

Some push for Herkimer County executive position
 

Area officials applaud Quad-C announcement
 

Fulton County, Northville eyed for business
 

Pair aim to promote health, wellness
 
SOUTHERN TIER

Red Cross holds blood drive at Broome County office building
 
CENTRAL NEW YORK

AG awards Oswego County Land Bank $1 Million
 
FINGER LAKES

Promoting public good, safety: Criminal Justice Advisory Council works behind the scenes in Genesee County
 

County Legislature releases new website format
 

Seneca County Farm Bureau in Albany to Champion Agriculture
 

Saying goodbye to Airman Morrow
 
WESTERN NEW YORK

Poloncarz Discusses Population Growth in Erie County
 

Great Lakes must be protected for our environment and economy
 

Poloncarz proposes nursing home protections

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