Archive December 2020

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Federal Stimulus from the County Perspective: What’s In and What’s Out

After months of negotiation, Congress finally struck a deal on a COVID-19 relief package, but it leaves counties out in the cold.

State’s Intercept of Local Sales Taxes Compounds County Fiscal Challenges

The next fiscal gut punch for county taxpayers will come from new state policies that essentially confiscate local sales tax revenues.


Statement From NYSAC President Jack Marren and NYSCEA President Marcus Molinaro on the Failure of Federal Stimulus Negotiations

Congress’s failure to reach a compromise on pandemic relief aid to states and local governments not only fails New Yorkers now, but it fails generations to come.

Latest Report Shows Uneven COVID-19 Economic Impact Across New York’s Counties

Total taxable sales were down about $8.6 billion in the June through August period.

County Coroners, Medical Examiners and Funeral Directors Sound the Alarm on Critical Shortages of Resources Needed to Manage COVID-19 Deaths

Without federal aid, they could face shortages of materials and financial resources needed to safely and respectfully care for the deceased. 

12 County Executives from Every Corner of New York State Call for Federal Stimulus

Counties need direct, unrestricted, and flexible federal aid to support local response to the pandemic.


Statement from NYSAC President Jack Marren Calling on Congress to Fight for Direct Funding to Local Governments in Relief Package

NYSAC and NYSCEA sent a letter to the New York State Congressional Delegation Calling on Congress to support the direct allocation of resources to all counties.

Campaign Highlighting County Leadership During COVID-19 Receives Honor

The New York State Association of Counties (NYSAC) was honored with an award for the “NY Counties Lead” campaign.