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News

Counties in the News, March 29, 2017

Wednesday's news from counties across the state
NYSAC
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. 
 

STATEWIDE
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
 

LONG ISLAND
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

CAPITAL
Engineers conclude county was shorted in energy project
 

Updated Rensselaer County website nears completion
 

Crane Street residents support library expansion plan
 

NORTH COUNTRY
County nixes social services audit
 

Clinton County approves ‘Blue Trails' route
 

MOHAWK VALLEY
State, local officials speak about importance of small businesses
 

Picente outlines plan for Utica casino, entertainment district
 

Burn building ready for use

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

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

FINGER LAKES
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
 

WESTERN NEW YORK
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

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