Counties in the News, December 14, 2017

Thursday's news from counties across the state.
State Spending Grows at Lowest Pace Since Great Recession
The Plight of America's Overlooked Industrial Cities

Regional Economic Development Council 2017 Awards Booklet
Cuomo Signs Bill to Bolster Freedom of Information Law
Cuomo wants guns taken away from anyone charged with domestic abuse
Health commissioner: Influenza prevalent in New York State
A 3-year, 50 percent surge in New York's craft beverage business, in 14 charts

MTA approves $1.9B contract to design, build LIRR 3rd track
L train shutdown mitigation plan released by MTA, DOT

Long Island a big winner in Cuomo's competition for state aid
Suffolk lawmakers eye strictures on asset forfeiture spending
Suffolk County Closes Grandfathering Loophole For Residential Cesspools
Suffolk, State police to distribute hams, turkeys to families in need

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Warming centers open in Sullivan County
Mid-Hudson projects land $84.8M in state funding
Chairman Alvarez Attends National Poverty Summit   
Two warming centers open in Sullivan County
County Executive's Corner: Don't Let the Terrorists Win
Ulster County property tax rates declining next year in most communities
Sullivan pistol recertification concerns
Dutchess County Police Participate In STOP-DWI Holiday Season Crackdown

Capital Region awarded $85 million for development projects
Saratoga County adopts $319.7M budget
Rensselaer County passes law to protect clean water

North country receives almost $65M in REDC grants (VIDEO)
Five north country nonprofits to receive sexual assault prevention and support funding
St. Lawrence County projects in Ogdensburg, Potsdam, Massena and elsewhere to receive $7.5 million

Mohawk Valley to receive $85.5M from state REDC Awards
Herkimer County Board of Legislators Vote to Approve 2018 Budget
Deadline Friday to Sign Up for Oneida County Corrections Officer Exam
REDC Awards Yield Montgomery County Projects Nearly $4.8M
County Hears Update on Former Beech-Nut Site Progress

$6.5 Million Awarded In Regional Grants
Yates and Schuyler Counties Awarded EDC Monies
New Federal Report: Homelessness Declining in Southern Tier Communities

OCO Nutrition Services dials up holiday calling
Will Cayuga County Legislator Seek Third Term as Chairman?
Cayuga County, CNY wins top honors again in Cuomo's economic contest
Owasco Lake watershed inspectors will remain under soil and water district
Tompkins projects awarded $5 million in regional economic development grants

Monroe County Legislature adopts 2018 budget
Finger Lakes region gets $63.9M in council awards
Monroe County SWCD launches 2018 tree, shrub program
9 projects in Livingston County awarded economic development funds from NY
Depot subdivision on Seneca County Planning Board agenda
Monroe County tree lighting kicks off Holiday Concert Series
Ontario County has new medication drop box
Flu cases off to quicker start in Monroe County for 2017

WNY awarded $68.8 million for economic development projects
20,000 Niagara County Pistol Permit Holders Yet To Recertify
Niagara County IDA approves tax break for Niacet Corp.
Niagara County Legislature Approves $343 Million Budget
Erie County Offers Interactive Road Map for Driver