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Albany, NY  (Albany County)

 
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News

Counties in the News, May 3, 2017

Wednesday's news from counties across the state.
NYSAC
Mayday for Mandate Relief
The cost of nine state mandated programs and services now equal 99% of the property taxes collected by all of the counties in New York State, outside of New York City.
Medicaid-$2,26 M (outside of NYC)
TANF‐Family Assistance $ 91 M
Safety Net/TANF-$373 M
Child Welfare-$292 M
Special Education Pre‐K-$251 M
Early Intervention-$75.7 M
Indigent Defense-$164,391,331
Probation-$157 M
Youth Detention-$38 M
Pensions-$1.16 B
Cost of 9 State Mandates-$4.77 B
Statewide County Property Tax Levy (w/o NYC)-$4.8
 
If the state wants to reduce property taxes, they need to take more fiscal responsibilities for these programs that they control at the State level.
 

NATIONAL
Retailers Scrambling To Adjust To Changing Consumer Habits (audio)
 

STATEWIDE
Medical marijuana bill that would allow PTSD sufferers to use the drug clears state Assembly
 

LONG ISLAND
Nassau County Taps National Law Firm for Opioid Litigation
 

Nassau Coliseum puts $20 ceiling on parking bought online
 

Suffolk Comptroller mulls suit against LIPA over tax payments
 

Suffolk County rolls out first of 30 new hybrid buses (Video)
 

HUDSON VALLEY
Neuhaus supports adding third lane to Route 17
 

City to compete for $10 million in state revitalization grants (Video)
 

CAPITAL
Warren County holds off on plastic bag ban
 

Video arraignments on ‘long-term' list
 

Our View: Gillibrand visit calls attention to flagging local economy
 

NORTH COUNTRY
County aims to curb Frontier Town trespassing
 

High waters on Lake Ontario leads to state of emergency, sandbag preparation (VIDEO)
 

Lewis County tax auction to include up to 28 parcels
 

CENTRAL NEW YORK
Tompkins legislators raise tobacco age to 21 (Video)
 

Get ready, Onondaga Co. road work season is coming (Video)
 

For Cortland County, not in the (plastic) bag
 

FINGER LAKES
Ontario Rising: Cuomo Declares State of Emergency for Heightened Lake Levels (Video)
 

Livingston County employees raise most money ever for United Way campaign
 

Business as usual for Mercy EMS
 

WESTERN NEW YORK
‘Income property' gifted to regional water district
 

Horrigan proclaims May as Drug Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month
 

Rath announces local business need for Summer Youth Employment Program

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