Counties in the News, November 21, 2017

Tuesday's news from counties across the state.
Turning the promise of solar landfills into reality
The Women Leading the First Study of Diversity in State and Local Government

Federal Uncertainty Keeps New York's Health Care Agenda in Limbo
Bill giving tax credit for minority, women TV writers, directors goes to governor
Farmers encouraged to participate in the 2017 Census of Agriculture
State seeks input on long-term care facilities
State budget shortfalls have Comptroller concerned
Sports betting touted as potential source of new state revenue

Sen. Charles Schumer leans on MTA to move forward on train safety technology
Con Ed takes over work, contracts and costs on MTA electrical repairs
NYC launches new tourism campaign: True York City
Planning subcommittee may vote on Bedford armory Tuesday
New report finds racial and income disparities for premature mortality
To Reduce Recidivism, New York City Tries a Bold New Approach

Nassau Candy granted additional tax breaks to expand in Hicksville
State aid panel expresses concern at LI's 6.6% poverty rate
Records: Suffolk DA's office bonuses totaled $3.25M since 2012

HUDSON VALLEY                                                     
Neuhaus announces Santa's Toy box to collect toys for disadvantaged children in Orange County
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County offers canning classes Dec. 2, 9 in Kingston
County Accepting HEAP Applications

Saratoga County to participate in Stop-DWI Thanksgiving crackdown
Editorial: Schenectady County law unfair to landlords
Task force tackles housing in Hudson

NORTH COUNTRY                                 
Campaign continues to raise smoking age
Impaired driving crackdown in St. Lawrence County set for Thanksgiving weekend

SUNY Poly bailout stalls as lawmakers negotiate in secret
Griffo, Senate majority leader tour security training center, Utica Aud

Tioga County: Inmate medical care contract extended
Legislation Protecting Leashed Dogs Gaining Support
Broome County to Hold Auction of former Niko's Restaurant
Hundreds Line Up For Southern Tier Food Bank's Mobile Food Pantry Giveaway In Nichols

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Oswego County agrees to settlement over health insurance coverage for transgender workers
Onondaga County could raise tobacco age to 21
How safe are Central New York hospitals? See their safety grades
Have spare time and a shovel? Help out local seniors this winter
Cayuga County Office Building's new safety procedures tested by legislator
Upstate Medical to Use $8 Million Donation for Health and Wellness Complex
Madison County plastic bag ban on hold
Free water testing available in Madison County
Libraries thankful to remain in budget

Spending up less than 1 percent in tentative 2018 Seneca County budget
Land bank transfers two parcels to Seneca County Habitat for Humanity
Seneca County Holds E Waste Dropoff

Drug addiction among pregnant women in Western New York
Erie County Senior Services warning of mail scam
County Receives Regional Impact Award from NYS