Counties in the News June 22, 2016
Wednesday's news from counties across the state.NYSAC
Funding Indigent Legal Defense Services in NYS
According to the New York State Office of Indigent Legal Services (ILS):
· Local taxpayers from the 57 counties and City of New York spend over $360 million per year on indigent legal services.
· The 57 counties outside of NYC fund $155 million annually on public defense.
· The state provides the 57 counties with $39 million (¼ of the costs) in indigent defense support.
· New York City spends $215 million locally on this program and receives $44 million from the state to provide indigent defense services and $40 million from the Office of Court Administration to cover expanded first arraignment and case caps.
Recently passed legislation (S.8114/A.10706) provides for a 7-year state takeover of the costs of indigent legal defense services. The measure now awaits approval of Governor Andrew Cuomo.
Regional Watershed Planning: Necessary for Conservation
Governor Cuomo Announces Distribution of $30.2 Million in Upstate Destination Resort License Fees to 22 Counties
New York finalizes sewage spill notification regulations
Mangano: “Stand Down” To Clothe & Feed Homeless Veterans On July 12th
New York's Sept. 11 Tribute Center plans to move, expand
Capital Region counties get casino cash
McCoy protects our youths' health
Saratoga County supervisors OK bonds for rehab of senior housing
Greene, Columbia smile on Skywalk
Designated alternative: Bill would let St. Lawrence County sheriff issue pistol permits
Roth Industries, Inc. in Watertown Plans to Expand and Add New Jobs (Video)
Lawmakers want state to reimburse counties for legal defense for poor
Herkimer County HealthNet to Launch Chronic Disease Self-Management Classes
CENTRAL NEW YORK
Madison County OKs $1.3M to begin courthouse project
For Livingston County Development, national honor salves state DRI disappointment
In Livingston County, battle against addiction staged on multiple fronts
WESTERN NEW YORK
County OKs $30K raise for district attorney
County funding to allow for improved access to science museum observatory
Sheriff sending 8 kids to camp in Penn Yan
‘Best' lauded at county youth awards banquet