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News

Counties in the News, May 4, 2017

Thursday's news from counties across the state.
NYSAC
Mayday for Mandates: Medicaid
Today, the 3,069 counties across the nation contribute about $9.7 billion each year in locally raised taxes to support the direct program costs of providing Medicaid services to recipients in their state (not including the costs of operating more than 1000 county-owned hospitals, clinics and nursing homes). 
 
The local taxpayers in New York's 57 counties and New York City are required under state law to pay $7.5 billion ($2.3 billion outside of NYC) annually to support New York's Medicaid program, the largest in the nation. That means New York's county taxpayers spend more than triple what all the other county taxpayers in the nation pay combined.
 

NATION
How Do State and Local Programs Fare in the Fiscal 2017 Federal Spending Deal?
 

STATEWIDE
Trump plan to end exemption for property tax gets chilly reception
 

As ‘Raise the Age' passes, counties take issue with shouldering costs
 

Legislative Women's Caucus seeks child care, afterschool task force
 

For just $3,250 this fixer upper could be yours!
 

HUDSON VALLEY
Molinaro encourages ARC of Dutchess partners to “think differently”
 

Ulster County ended 2016 in stable financial condition, says finance commissioner
 

Dutchess County's 2016 year-end financial condition positive
 

Orange County Film Office rolling out discount program for productions
 

CAPITAL
New method unveiled in Albany County to get rid of unwanted drugs
 

NORTH COUNTRY
Essex County merges traffic, youth programs into social services
 

SOUTHERN TIER
State of Emergency in Broome County lifted after severe storm
 

CENTRAL NEW YORK
Tompkins Legislature Raises Tobacco Purchasing Age to 21
 

Onondaga County officials say upgrades coming at War Memorial, some not until 2018
 

Gondola funding in limbo as other NY State Fair project is priority (Audio)
 

FINGER LAKES
Mental Health Association to hold annual meeting luncheon at Terry Hills May 23, must RSVP by May 16
 

WESTERN NEW YORK
Local businesses needed for Erie County's youth employment program

Local leaders support organ, eye, tissue donations
 

Niagara County will transfer 50 Main to City of Lockport

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