Counties in the News, November 1, 2017

Wednesday's news from counties across the state.
As 2020 Census Nears, Focus Turns to Reaching the Hard-to-Count
U.S. states allege broad generic drug price-fixing collusion

SALT compromise splits New York's House Republicans
NY Green Bank seeks $1B in private sector investment for clean energy projects
Controller DiNapoli warns of 'triple threat' to N.Y. finances
DiNapoli: State ‘Faces Serious Fiscal Challenges'
NY farmers fight to save food, farm programs
State: It's business as usual for Obamacare market, opening Wednesday
Comptroller: New York will reap the benefits while Wall Street profits are rising
Assembly hearing tackles health care access in correctional facilities
The case for a con con: Localities must run their own affairs

NEW YORK CITY                                                        
New Yorkers' spirit won't be broken by latest terror attack
Brooklynites Have Health & Safety of Adirondacks, Catskills in Your Hands
Inside the Crucial (And Costly) Fight to Fix New York's Tunnels
Urban Agriculture: Utilizing NYC's Underused Spaces to Grow Local Food
New York City is spending $145 million to battle storms on the 5th anniversary of Hurricane Sandy

How bonds factor into Nassau County sewage plant upgrade
Steve Bellone seeks state opinion on legality of Suffolk DA bonuses
Nassau lawmakers pass $2.99B budget, strip $60M in fee hikes
Wall Street profit boost will benefit LI economy, DiNapoli says

HUDSON VALLEY                                                       
Dutchess budget keeps property taxes flat, funds revitalization
Newburgh city manager demands more info from state on water contamination
State seeks to prevent start of pipeline construction for natural gas plant

EMS future plotted in Warren County, with help from neighbors
Saratoga County clerk taking donations for homeless veterans

County backs land bank amendment
St. Lawrence County legislators may hike their pay
St. Lawrence County getting $598,000 for weatherization assistance
County OKs assessment takeover
Lewis solar panels installed, connection work to continue through November

Mohawk Valley Community Action Receives $1.4 Million In Funding
Free veterans legal clinic will expand in Oneida County

SOUTHERN TIER                                                             
Yates County joins Steuben in broadband study
Chemung County website hacked
Southern Tier AIDS Program provides testing, improves treatments

Madison County puts plastic bag ban on hold, for now
Tompkins County to use new alert system to get information to residents
Referendum: Will Onondaga County voters OK sheriff's control of both jails?
Cayuga County 2018 budget proposal includes tax increase, more funding for roads, staffing
County Lawmakers Take Next Step to Expand Loop-the-Lake Trail
County holds latest public hearing on 2018 budget
Solar array to power Madison County buildings

Funding to beef up county fairs in Wayne-Finger Lakes region
Eagle Star Housing asks for county support on housing project
New York State Tourism Industry Association 2017 Excellence in Tourism Award Winners Announced.

Niagara County offering pistol permit renewal sessions
Western New York workforce has dropped a whopping 63,900 workers in past nine years
CORE: Allegany and Cattaraugus counties see $684.8 Million in development
Niagara Falls shouldn't build new convention center for at least 6 years, consultant says
New Seneca Nation solar array can power 230 homes
GM to invest $3.5 million in Lockport plant