Counties in the News, March 16, 2017
Thursday's news from counties across the state.NYSAC
Assembly Supports Modernizing Online Sales Tax, Senate Rejects
One of the counties' priority issues has been accepted by the NYS Assembly's one house budget resolution, but rejected by the Senate.
The Governor's Budget proposes updating New York Sales tax to ensure currently owed sales tax is collected on Internet based transactions. The proposal calls for large online platforms to collect sales tax on behalf of their vendors. The Governor estimates that on a full annual basis about $275 million in state and local sales tax is not being collected.
NYSAC will continue to advocate for this proposal to be included in the final version of the budget.
Physician assistants now able to certify for medical marijuana
Greenporters renew call for North Ferry fee
Rockland works to transition to new bus service contract
Cuomo deploys National Guard for cleanup after blizzard
Rensselaer County Legislature prepares to fill vacancy
Essex County digging out from storm
Cuomo promises to assist with storm cleanup
Swanger lays out plans for student housing
Contract authorized for impact statement
Governor Cuomo on Southern Tier: 'It's worse than anywhere else in the state'
CENTRAL NEW YORK
NY lawmakers ignore Cuomo's municipal consolidation plan as budget talks heat up
County executive helps Meals on Wheels
47th Annual Rural Urban Dinner
WESTERN NEW YORK
Control board approves ECMC borrowing for new emergency department
Legislators support transfer of jail medical services
Wyoming County Community Hospital and ECMC team up on administrative services
Public meeting scheduled to present recommendations from Erie County broadband internet study