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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)

 
2018 Fall Seminar

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

News

Counties in the News, June 1, 2017

Thursday's news from counties across the state.
NYSAC
The NYS Legislature is on vacation this week. When they return to Albany on Monday, June 5 there will only be 11 days left of the legislation session. The pieces of legislation that NYSAC is closely tracking include:
 
DA Salaries
NYSAC supports S519 Young/A751 Gunther, which requires state payment of state-mandated salary increases for district attorneys.
 
Drones
NYSAC supports S2125 Ritchie/A6930 Abinanti, which prohibits civilian drone use within 1000 feet of a correctional facility.
 
Public Group Self-insurer
NYSAC supports S5873 DeFrancisco/A679A Magnarelli, which allows county pools to join a public group self-insurance program to lower costs and better manage public employee risks.
 
Sales Tax Extenders
Counties have submitted home rule requests to extend existing sales tax rates. These individual bills have not been passed by either house of the legislature, and NYSAC continues to advocate for passage of all of these home rule requests.
 

STATE
Feds press NY on 'I Love NY' signs

Upstate NY Airports to Get $17 Million From US Government

Will New York State keep Upstate broadband promise?

How clean is your drinking water? Info for public water systems now online

NYC
City Law Illegally Promotes Unionization of Carwash Workers, Judge Rules

All Immigrants Should Be Given Lawyers, Some City Council Members Say

LONG ISLAND
Steve Bellone trims Suffolk community college budget request

This summer, ‘Stay Suffolk'

HUDSON VALLEY
Sweeping campaign finance reform bill proposed for Ulster County

Sullivan County secures $200,000 brownfields grant

Rockland County Pride Center Opens in Nyack

CAPITAL
Albany County unveils drone program to help emergency responders

NORTH COUNTRY
Grant to help improve security at Plattsburgh International

Local Officials Meet To Discuss Shared Services

Lewis solar project schedule compressed, early-July start now planned

MOHAWK VALLEY
$90,000 in state funding split between two Herkimer County libraries

$5M grant to help fund gas main at Marcy Nanocenter site

SOUTHERN TIER
Funding Could Bring After-School Programs to Southern Tier

CENTRAL NEW YORK
County Proclaims May As National Foster Parent Month

One of New York's largest solar farms coming to Lansing

Tompkins County Law to Raise Smoking Age Has Mixed Reviews

Cayuga County, town, village officials meet to discuss state's consolidation mandate

FINGER LAKES
Livingston County still weighing downtown competition bid

WESTERN NEW YORK
Buffalo's Opioid Intervention Court Touted as America's First

Former Erie County Executive Calls To Merge Community Colleges

Niagara County will receive $300,000 from EPA for brownfield cleanup

Free child car seat inspections offered throughout Niagara Count

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