Counties in the News, March 28, 2017

Tuesday's news from counties across the state.
The County Perspective: County Gov't Month, State Budget and Local Property Taxes
Time for County Officials to Weigh in on the State Budget
With seven working days until the beginning of the 2017-18 State Fiscal Year, joint legislative budget conference committees are negotiating details of the final state budget, Counties are encouraged to contact their state representatives with their concerns and to contact the members of conference committees on issues of concern to all counties.
Among other priorities, Counties are calling on members of both houses to REJECT proposed cost shifts to public health and social services. These cost shifts will increase costs to counties and property taxpayers. They are also reminding lawmakers of the importance of Modernizing Internet Sales Taxes and the 911 Surcharge to keep our emergency dispatch centers up to date with new technologies.

Faso Won't Give Up on Medicaid Takeover

Plastic Bag Waste Becoming a Growing Concern in New York State

Girl Scouts Announce New Patch Celebrating Women's Suffrage

Ulster municipalities oppose countywide shared services plan

Local DAs slam possible change in teen-crime law

Ulster County Resource Recovery Agency employees get new 4-year contract

Orange County will host Crime Victims' Vigil on April 4

Union workers rally in support of proposed sick-day legislation

IDAs statewide spent more to create fewer jobs in 2015

County announces plans to turn troubled bodega into library/literacy center

Warren County agrees to five-year deal for motorcycle rally in Warrensburg

New Drop Boxes Placed Around Broome County (Video)

Broome awarded $650K for revitalization efforts

Madison County supervisor reviews financial goals with lawmakers

Auburn Community Hospital may buy former Cayuga County Nursing Home site

Seneca County committee to look at change in room tax cap

Win some, lose some: What happened to 2016's State of County initiatives

Orleans Legislature presses state, federal governments for more job training funds

Poloncarz, Ryan strengthen protections for seniors with 'Ruthie's Law,' state legislation to hold nursing homes accountable

Wine Trail will push to have 150 new signs out this year