Archive June 2020

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Association of Counties and County Executives Association Join National Effort Calling on US Senate to Provide Federal COVID-19 Funding for States and Local Governments

A sign-on letter sent by the group warns that furloughs and job cuts are on the table for many states and localities, particularly as many local governments face new fiscal years on July 1st.

Counties Renew Call for Federal Funding in Response to Report Warning that Millions of Jobs May be Lost Without Further Stimulus

This report makes it clear is that we’re all in this together; if local governments and the workers they employ suffer, then entire communities and their economies suffer.

Counties Applaud Release of Federal Medicaid Funds

We applaud our Congressional Delegation for securing this enhanced FMAP for New York.

Counties Submit List of Needed Infrastructure Projects as Part of Call for Federal Funding

The letter included a list of infrastructure projects from 40 counties totaling more than $7.35 billion. See a breakdown of project totals by county here. 

Statement by NYSAC Executive Director Stephen J. Acquario on the Culmination of the Governor’s Daily COVID-19 Pandemic Press Conferences

Counties commend Governor Andrew Cuomo for his early, strong, and steadfast leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Building a Better New York in the Post-COVID World

NYSAC supports a wide swath of bi-partisan legislation aimed at improving service delivery, cutting costs for local property taxpayers and ultimately moving our state forward.

New York’s Counties: Serving New Yorkers Through Pandemic and Recession

County workers have been doing the quiet, often unsung work in the trenches that stopped the spread of the virus and made it possible to reopen. 

Statement by NYSAC Executive Director Stephen J. Acquario in response to the Governor’s Executive Order that allows for in-person special educational services in New York State this summer.

These in-person services are particularly important for students who have been acutely affected by the closure of in-classroom schooling since March.