Counties in the News, November 20, 2017

Monday's news from counties across the state.
The Digital Jobs Gap Is Growing
As Congress Stalls on Children's Health Insurance, States Warn of Cuts

NY home sales could suffer with federal tax plan
Governor Cuomo Announces Free Admission To All State Parks On Black Friday
DEC Announces Guidance for Living Shorelines
New App For Drivers Who Use New York State Thruway
New state law gives those with a record a second chance
NYSERDA Announces $1.8 Million Available for Community Campaigns to Install Clean Heating and Cooling Systems

New York City Expects More Tourists, but Fewer International Visitors
Why Is New York Full of Empty Stores?

Free Uber rides offered in Nassau, Suffolk on Thanksgiving Eve
Suffolk County Executive Bellone Announces Round 15 Recipients Of Downtown Revitalization Grants Program
Agilant Solutions to move HQ from Manhattan to Nassau

HUDSON VALLEY                                                    
Power out for more than 2,000 in Sullivan County
Orange County residents urged to shop local on Small Business Saturday
Rockland County, Corrections Officers Reach Tentative Pact
Dutchess County accepts applications for home energy assistance
State comptroller lauds mid-Hudson economy
Mohawk testing detects PFOA near Colonie landfill

Supervisors sound alarm on Washington County budget
How Capital Region stacks up against state in worker pay
Schenectady County to reconsider law beneficial to evicted tenants
Capital Region ethics boards defunct, or work in secret
State of emergency declared after landslide in Columbia County

NORTH COUNTRY                                 
Franklin County Legislature approves paying inmate private insurance in bid to cut jail health care costs
Taxes up 3 cents in Essex Co. plan
Opinion: St. Lawrence County Historical Association touts success of genealogy fair
They deserve a raise: It's time to hike salary of legislators in St. Lawrence County
New North Country task force fights animal cruelty

Oneida, Herkimer counties prepare for snowy weather
Downtown Utica hospital site plan unveiled

Toys for Tots Set to Launch in Broome County
Made in Broome Campaign Seeks to Feature Locally Made Products
Food for Fines at the Broome County Library

Trainings next week to focus on Narcan use, fighting opioids
Fourth case of whooping cough discovered in Tompkins County
County Legislature Launches Red Kettle Season
The confused state of police consolidation (And other county notes)
Cayuga County recycling event collects 25,000 pounds of electronics
Tompkins County Administrator to Retire on Nov. 30
Onondaga County Legislature Considers Raising Tobacco Age

Livingston County celebrates National Adoption Day
Genesee County law enforcement to conduct Thanksgiving DWI crackdown
Last chance to question Orleans law enforcement study
Collins briefed on how federal dollars help some Genesee County residents get and keep jobs
Winter Storm Alerts issued for Parts of CNY
Finger Lakes businesses to learn results of transportation study
Applications open for Wayne County Correction Officers

Erie County prepares for winter, residents urged to download emergency app
Allegany County temporarily halts shared-services meetings
County Budget Hearing to be Held Tuesday
Erie County Water Authority raises rates - with businesses taking bigger hit
Tax reform bill could cost Buffalo schools $12.2 million, cut Medicare
Erie County gets federal grant to fight opioid abuse among women