Counties in the News, December 8, 2017

Friday's news from counties across the state.
Capitol Pressroom: Stephen Acquario on the challenges facing counties
NYSAC and County Executives hold press conference on impact of SALT elimination

County leaders say federal tax bill will ‘punish' taxpayers
Lieutenant governor, in Dutchess, announces grants to aid victims of sexual assault
Group: At least 3.8 billion gallons of sewage discharged in New York waters

Nassau fiscal control board orders $18M in sweeping budget cuts
Steve Bellone, in Albany, presses for defeat of GOP tax overhaul

HUDSON VALLEY                                                    
New Public Safety Commissioner Joins County
Orange County budget adopted
400 acres added to state park in Hudson Valley
Rockland, Westchester lawmakers push for New York Health Act's single-payer bill

Localities and the Compensation History Ban: Next Stop Albany County
Official: Employers in Saratoga County face lack of workers
Heroin forum co-hosted by Albany Sheriff Craig Apple and La Salle Institute

NORTH COUNTRY                                 
County hears praise from public on budget
Franklin County planning to use bots to track occupancy tax scofflaws
Franklin County explores adding electric-car charging station at courthouse

I-88 Project Completed In Otsego County
Downtown Utica hospital forum displays deep division over the project
State completes series of local road projects
FEMA Denies Mohawk Valley Funding for July Flood Relief

Broome Legislature to consider opioid center funding in Dec., reversing plan of Jan. vote
Chemung County Looking at Room Taxes to Pay Off First Arena Debt

Tompkins County Parents Worried about Whooping Cough
Oswego County considers spending money for wastewater treatment plant study
Legislature committee doesn't discuss equipment rental fees
Onondaga County a step closer to upping tobacco age to 21
Should Tompkins County limit use of public space?
New planning chief intends to provide more support to local officials and municipalities

Ontario County Sheriff's Office releases November statistics
Areas of heavy snow affecting parts of Genesee, Wyoming and Livingston counties

2018 Erie County budget passes unanimously
Niagara County Department of Health urges residents to get flu shot
Homelessness on the Rise in Western New York
County leaders respond to critics on raises
Bomb threats received at three Niagara County government buildings
Cattaraugus County to promote full census coun