Counties in the News, March 27, 2017
Monday's news from counties across the state.
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.
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
Uber: Local control of regulations could strangle Long Island business
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
Schneiderman announces $20 million in grants to land banks rebuilding neighborhoods across the state
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
Red Cross holds blood drive at Broome County office building
CENTRAL NEW YORK
AG awards Oswego County Land Bank $1 Million
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