Counties in the News, January 23, 2018

Tuesday's news from counties across the state.


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Shutdown and Children's Health Insurance Saga Come to an End

Why Are Governments So Hesitant to Share Services?

Leaked Trump Infrastructure Plan Would Put Onus on States


New York state could create tax for pass-through businesses

Task force aiming to reduce plastic bag waste

NYS jobless drops to 4.6%, county rates due Tuesday

Flu everywhere: NY had worst week ever

Upstate transit leaders think ride-hailing surcharge would work for them, too (PoliticoPro subscription required)

N.Y. gun violence costs state economy over $5.6B a year, study shows

Cuomo proposes opioid tax to pay for drug epidemic

Lawmakers offer their own plans to deal with SALT "missile"


New York City Puts Up $100 Million to Create a Biotech Hub

MTA Board taking closer look at Positive Train Control

District attorney bars donations from lawyers with conflicts

New NYC Transit chief Andy Byford vows blueprint to fix struggling MTA bus service


Bellone vetoes bill to negotiate private sale of Suffolk bonds

Nassau committee approves borrowing $45M to pay exonerated pair

Testing for 1,4-dioxane on LI progressing slowly

Analyzing The ‘Power' Of Hauppauge Industrial Park


Westchester law would clamp down on co-op-approval process

Westchester County seeks nominees for public health volunteer awards

Ulster County launches Bystanders Against Sexual Assault program

A long, arduous fight ends with a casino in the Catskills: Editorial

Westchester DA ends bail for most misdemeanor cases

Despite a brief glitch, hundreds access cashless tolling amnesty website on first day

Contract Talks To Resume Tuesday At Indian Point Nuclear Plant


Downtown Schenectady building will be renovated and return to tax rolls

Warren County looks to get fire departments in on shared purchasing


Franklin County adds types of synthetic opioids to drug-testing policy

Malone solar farm regulation forum draws representatives from other municipalities

Bed-tax numbers stronger in Essex Co.


County Legislators to Vote on Resolutions Appropriating Grant Funds


City, county tackle opioid issue

Broome County is steadily growing: An overview of some signature projects advancing in 2018

Chemung County sales tax revenues jump in 2017

Chemung County looking to improve pedestrian-crossing safety with state grants

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Cayuga County mental health support group holding Valentine's Day fundraiser

Tompkins County: Flu rate increases more than tenfold in December compared to 2016

Dutchland Plastics expands to Canastota, brings 42 new jobs

Cortland County experiences slight job losses in 2017

Tompkins County SPCA to hold free rabies vaccination event with Health Department

Oswego County looks to extend two tax breaks


More flu deaths reported in Monroe County

Ontario County tractor safety course to return in 2018

Ontario County ranked among highest for opioid abuse in Finger Lakes region

Rep. Reed town hall rescheduled for Tuesday in Yates County

Medication drop box placed at county clerk's DMV office


Blood pressure checks at barber shops and beauty salons expands into Buffalo

Niagara County Wants Access to Privately-Owned Security Cameras

Workforce Training Center to get $14 million in New Markets Tax Credits