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2018 Legislative Conference

January 29-31
Desmond Hotel
Albany, NY  (Albany County)

52nd Annual County Finance School

May 2 – 4, 2018
Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel
Syracuse, NY (Onondaga County)

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September 24 - 26
Hyatt Hotel
Rochester, NY (Monroe County)


Counties in the News, March 29, 2017

Wednesday's news from counties across the state
Counties Call on Albany to Defend Local Taxpayers from State Cost Shifts
The New York State Association of Counties (NYSAC) today called on members of the State Senate to defend property taxpayers from the cost shifts and new state mandates being proposed as part of the 2017-18 State Budget.
The state budget being negotiated this week includes three provisions that will shift more than $155 million in new costs when fully implemented to local taxpayers, including funding cuts to foster care programs, public health, and reprogramming federal social services funds in order to fill holes in the State Budget. The budget also includes two new state mandates that will require counties and county taxpayers to fund, upfront, hundreds of millions of dollars in new indigent defense costs and services to support raising the age of criminal responsibility. Much of this will be reimbursed, but at a later date -- which will require counties to make tough choices about exceeding the property tax cap in 2018 until state funds arrive. 

Counties, lawyers don't want tab for expanding legal aid for poor

Republicans target New York state in health care bill

Healthcare fight drags local taxes into national spotlight

Suffolk County Approves Increases in Fines, Potential Jail Time in Illegal Dumping Cases

Steve Bellone urges residents to replace aging septic systems

Bellone to withdraw proposed public events law amid protests 

Nassau looks to sell naming rights to Aquatic Center in Eisenhower Park

Engineers conclude county was shorted in energy project

Updated Rensselaer County website nears completion

Crane Street residents support library expansion plan

County nixes social services audit

Clinton County approves ‘Blue Trails' route

State, local officials speak about importance of small businesses

Picente outlines plan for Utica casino, entertainment district

Burn building ready for use

Broome County Holds Public Forum Despite AHCA Being Pulled (Video)

Cayuga County takes first negotiation steps on former nursing home site in Sennett

Monroe County approves 5-year deals with CSEA and IUOE unions

6-year tax assessment dispute settled with Lakeland Concrete

FL Land Bank awarded $500K grant

Erie County Legislator: Trump's Proposed HEAP Cuts 'Devastating' (Video)

Poloncarz, developers battle over tax breaks for Buffalo lofts

Erie County "Safer Seniors" website goes online

Allegany County legislators rebuke state on SUNY tuition, Medicaid costs

Legislature honors resident for service to WNY