Counties in the News, June 21, 2017

Wednesday's news from counties across the state.


Heastie: No change on mayoral control/charter dispute

Battle over NYC schools has impact upstate

Cuomo, legislative leaders reach ‘Buy American' deal

Cuomo receptive to Lake Ontario flood relief, as Legislature faces end of session

Child-protective workers warn system is swamped

Governor Cuomo Directs Cyber Security Advisory Board To Review Voting Infrastructure Amidst

Reports Of Foreign Interference In 2016 Election

New York State Senate Passes Resolution Supporting Refugees

Greater oversight of NY's jobs programs stalls


New York City Officials Raise Pressure Over Mayoral Control of Schools

What if Mayor's School Control Lapses? A 2009 Episode Offers Clues

New York City Pensions Are Still in Crisis


Nassau reaches pact with NUMC for jail health care

Suffolk lawmakers reject 1-year salary freeze for prosecutors

Despite concerns, Bellone moves ahead with Uber, Lyft


Hudson Valley unemployment remains fairly stable

Ulster legislature fails to adopt a “safe county” policy

Westchester's hidden homeless part of county affordable housing crisis

Westchester: With deadline closing in, ride-hailing fight continues

Jobless rates rise slightly in Ulster, Dutchess and Columbia counties

Ulster County Legislature committee favors sheriff acting on pistol permits

Ulster County lawmakers defeat proposed ‘sanctuary county' policy

Ulster County committee delays action on proposed campaign finance law

Ulster County Human Rights Commission could be given power to levy fines

Westchester could serve as national model with airport privatization deal: View


East Greenbush wants Rensselaer County to address 911 dispatch issues

Albany County officials meet with cyber security experts to keep data safe

Greene County Household Hazardous Waste Collection event on Saturday

Capital Region jobless rate 3.9 percent in May

Saratoga County officials issue warning over deed scam


Clinton County sales tax remains strong

Inaction on county sales tax rate extenders leaves local officials fearful of property tax hikes

North County Jobless Rates Hold Steady Or Increase


Committee Talks Salary Hike For DA, Use Of Grant Funding

Fulton County Public Health department gets $80K grant

Two Oneida County Farms Receive Over $80,000 In State Funds

Jail costs already creeping up


Broome County releases new report to help prevent child deaths

Steuben jobless rate falls to 5.2%

Tioga Hardwoods plans $1.6M expansion, new jobs


Owasco Lake council concerned over large building projects in watershed

DEC calls Tompkins, Ithaca 'inspiring' for efforts fighting climate change

Public meeting to be held for shared services plan

Broad Support in Tompkins County for Repowering and Renewables

Tompkins County committee to vote on housing strategy

Cayuga County jobless rate hits lowest mark since 2007


Monroe County legislature approves contract with sheriff's road patrol union

Wyoming County fronts money for Red Brook Creek bridge, Bixby Hill Road construction

Reopening of Caledonia grain facility restores ‘critical' piece of local ag industry

Griffin makes a case for local investment

DEC expands water quality monitoring program to all 11 Finger Lakes


Buffalo Niagara unemployment rate rises to 4.8 percent in May

ECC's future STEM building project remains on time, on budget

Cattaraugus County to Receive $30,000 Economic Development Grant

Erie County offering Concussion Law Training for youth contact sports

Legislature authorizes lawsuit against drug manufacturers

Allegany County to share in $6.9 million in flood recovery funds

Counties sales tax extenders being held hostage