Counties in the News, December 18, 2017

Monday's news from counties across the state.
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One Nation, Under the Weight of Crushing Debt
Study: Housing the Homeless Can Drastically Cut the Government's Health Care Costs
GOP tax bill penalizes married couples and larger families
Commuters lose transit, parking, biking benefits in tax bill
10 housing markets that will be hardest hit if the GOP tax plan passes

County shared services plans not yet approved by Albany
Cuomo signs law requiring U.S.-made steel and iron on NY projects
Analysis: National parks maintenance could spur jobs
Flu called 'widespread' across New York
New York needs to continue land bank support
Report: Rural NY counties hardest hit by opioid addiction crisis
More New York Counties Consider Higher Tobacco Buying Age
New York state AG to sue over net neutrality reversal
New Yorkers have extra time to sign up for Obamacare
Audit finds $6M in transportation overpayments by N.Y.'s Medicaid program

New Hit-And-Run Alert System Takes Effect In New York City
T.S.A. Machines That Detect Bombs Belong in Subways, Schumer Says
Gov. Cuomo signs law expanding death benefits for NYC sanitation worker families
NYPD creates SVU team for sex assault claims against high-profile people

Long Island's Bellone Lobbies North Country's Stefanik
Cuomo Calls For Effort To Keep Kids Away From MS-13
Broadridge to invest $126M, add 262 jobs in LI modernization
Long Island residents worry their tap water is unsafe
New Suffolk County Sheriff Prepares For Post
State parks boost Long Island's economy, report says
Long Island a big winner in Cuomo's competition for state aid
Tax bill: Here's who stands to win and lose on Long Island

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SENIORS: Broadcasts of Dutchess County Office for the Aging's Senior Prom scheduled
Orange County lawmaker proposes universal police tip line
Orange County lawmakers adopt 2018 county budget
Putnam County Awarded $1.2 Million for Danbury-Brewster Sewer Project
Ulster County development agency asked to change meeting time
Hein signs 2018 Ulster County budget
Rockland Gets $5.8 Million In Economic Development Grants
Westchester To Provide $6M+ To Youth Programs

State, local promises before casino vote a bust
Rensselaer County IDA grants tax breaks to East Greenbush project
AlbanyCanCode partners with HVCC

Franklin County solid waste authority submits proposal to take in Albany County's trash
Course will help farmers sell to grocery stores, restaurants
St. Lawrence County's old jail could become juvenile detention center as state preps for ‘Raise the Age'
St. Lawrence County Has Big Plans For State Funds
St. Lawrence County STOP-DWI announcing impaired driving crackdown through Jan. 1

On the Bright Side: ONC BOCES receives $730,000 in state grants
101 economic development projects in Mohawk Valley win funding
Mohawk Valley Water Authority Talks Freezing Pipes

Plans to frack by liquid gas, not water, still alive in NY in Tioga County
Broome Implements New Online System to Reserve Parks
$1.6 million to aid seven Tioga County projects
In some projects, jobs are secondary in state economic development grants

OCHD offering clinic services this week
ToGo Awards honor community changemakers
Gain or gamble: Are there too many casinos in central New York?
Oswego County: E-Cigarettes Now Banned from Indoor Public Places in NYS
Legislators Approve 2018 County Budget

Tourism Assets Expand as New Businesses Open
Wayne County company awarded state grant to aid expansion
Ontario County Sheriff's Office honors county's finest

Niagara ‘land bank' leaders announced
Flu Not Yet Prevalent in Erie County
Voutour addresses traffic safety at national event in D.C.
ECC faculty press for more timely alerts on safety threats
Conflicting numbers for opioids in Niagara County
Building Buffalo and Western New York by the billions
36 graduate from Erie County Sheriff's Basic Corrections Academy