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News

Counties in the News May 24, 2016

Tuesday's news from counties across the state.
STATEWIDE
State Senator DeFrancisco Champions Indigent Defense Reform Legislation (audio)
State Senate Deputy Majority Leader DeFranciso spoke to Susan Arbetter on the Capitol Pressroom radio program this morning, leading the charge to pass legislation that will assist counties with providing legal defense services for the poor.
 
His appearance on the radio show coincides with recently published letters to the editors in the
Buffalo News, the Albany Times Union, and the Syracuse Post Standard.
 
State Lawmakers have an opportunity to support legislation (S.6341B, DeFrancisco/A.6202C, Fahy) that will provide for a phased in state takeover of the costs of county indigent legal defense services.
 
This bill would require the State reimburse counties for the costs of providing indigent defense services. The measure allows for an incremental state fiscal takeover of the program.
 

LONG ISLAND
Mangano Advances New Path For Ocean Outfall Pipe
 

HUDSON VALLEY
Ulster County lawmaker will sit on state association's health/mental health committee
 

New Rockland human rights commissioner named
 

NORTH COUNTRY
State officials attract hundreds of listeners to heroin discussion at JCC
 

Habitat For Humanity Expands Into Lewis County (Video)
 

St. Lawrence County considering borrowing $10 million over next decade for highway, bridge upgrades
 

Franklin County planning utilities upgrades, project could reduce energy costs, water use
 

SOUTHERN TIER
Steuben County Legislature Approves Online Payment Option (Video)
 

CENTRAL NEW YORK
County saves residents more than $8.5 Million with ProAct
 

County plans $5.5 million in building upgrades, including new marquee for War Memorial
 

No referendum this year on metro government, Onondaga County legislature chair says
 

Memorial Day Weekend Kicks Off Cayuga Co. Tourism Season
 

FINGER LAKES
Seneca County supervisors committee to consider new salary for treasurer
 

WESTERN NEW YORK
Niagara County scores $500K EPA brownfields grant
 

5 arraigned in County Court for meth production in Albion

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