Archive March 2021

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Local Leaders Call on State to Reverse Local Sales Tax Diversion

Sales tax diversion is taking over $59 million a year from communities across the state.


State Actions Eroding the Local Tax Base

These actions have reduced local revenues and increased costs for the 57 counties outside of New York City by more than $480 million annually.

Statement from NYSCEA President Marcus Molinaro on Proposed Legislation Legalizing Adult-Use Cannabis

Adult-use cannabis legalization must apply traditional sales and compensating use taxes to retail purchases.

The Advantages of a 457(b) Savings Plan

This voluntary, tax-deferred savings plan is a complement to existing retirement or pension plans which serve government workers.

Three Takeaways from 2020 for Better County Management in 2021

With a full year's worth of learning under their belts and resilient communities, local leaders can rely on lessons learned from the past year.

Connecting Hungry Families with Food Assistance

Food Connect Map, identifies food providers throughout the State of New York to help connec them with hungry residents with places to get vital groceries.

Counties Adopt Resolution Recognizing Contributions of Women During COVID-19 Pandemic

In recognition of Women's History Month and International Women's Day.

Counties Applaud Senate Passage of American Rescue Plan

Package includes $350 billion in emergency funding for state, local and territorial governments.

County Employees Fall Prey to Unemployment Fraud

Counties Raising Concerns as Employees and Officials of All Levels are Victimized

Statements by NYSAC President Jack Marren and NYSCEA President Marcus Molinaro on the one-year anniversary of the first COVID-19 positive case in New York State

Anniversary of New York's first confirmed case of COVID-19.