Counties in the News, February 7, 2018

Wednesday's news from counties across the state.


Stephen Acquario discusses fiscal concerns that counties are facing

Sports betting, internet tax touted as revenue producers


Amazon steps into tax collection with service that could help states collect billions in lost revenue
How Much Is the Opioid Crisis Costing Governments?

Suicide Rate Highest in Decades But Worst in Rural America


Report: 81,000 New York State pistol owners failed to register as required by SAFE Act

North Country Sen. Little says new law will save local governments money

Counties urge state to look at new sources of revenue

NY lawmakers push for laundry pod legislation

NYS officials defend film tax credits despite a call to end the program

Energetic change: Cuomo takes aim at ESCOs

Kudos to the state on broadband. Now it's up to the public to hold providers accountable

Why baby boomers are more vulnerable to 2018 flu


NYC crime continues to plummet in 2018

Sparked by heat outages, NYCHA's widespread problems laid bare at contentious hearing


Trouble for counties when taxes masquerade as fees

Steve Bellone's veto of borrowing bill survives override bid

Nassau County Residents Get Sticker Shock On Sewer Bills

Suffolk to announce new plan to fight gang terror


Newly elected Ulster County Legislator wants term limits, Airbnb tax

Ulster, Greene and Sullivan consider combining trash operations

Dutchess County Ready for Winter Storm Weather

Rockland: 10 takeaways from Ed Day's State of the County address

Westchester Sues Highly Addictive Opioid Manufacturers, Distributors

DPW, Highway Dept. crews prepare for major snowstorm

Westchester DA recovers $318K in bogus unemployment claims

Orange County transfer stations temporarily suspend accepting electronic waste


Saratoga County DPW Crews Spend Tuesday Prepping for Storm

Warren County preparing for more snow

Schenectady County to borrow $9.6 million

New Albany County Legislature chair appoints chief of staff and counsel in historic transition


Lewis County Youth Bureau offering $14,000 for youth development programs

St. Lawrence County legislators pass resolution opposing wind farm development near Fort Drum

St. Lawrence County legislators amend law that provides property tax exemption to Cold War veterans

Lewis County Joins Opioid Class-Action Lawsuit

Lewis County hospital officials seeking input on proposed capital project


Herkimer Co. brings attention to congenital heart disease

MWHS to Provide Up to $1M to Help Property Owners Relocate

Authorities Warn of Phone Scam in Otsego County


Winter Driving Advisory For Chemung County

VanSkiver returns to Sheriff's Office

Broome County leaders prepare for snowfall Wednesday

Broome County Agency Seeking Firm for Former BAE Site

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Onondaga legislators vote to reconsider dog law at later date

Oswego County Reports 500+ Flu Cases This Season


First liquor license approved in Yates County community

Rejected grant was a missed opportunity for Monroe County

Another flu death confirmed in Monroe County; cases are again on the rise

CCE Ontario to present rabbits workshop

Seneca County IDA to discuss PILOT agreements Thursday


Erie County leads New York State in getting restitution for unemployment insurance fraud

Allegany County featured on Amazon Prime

Erie County officials warn of Hepatitis A exposure

Local lawmakers support state's extension plan for pistol permit holders

Burstein: Erie County Has Had Influenza Related Deaths This Year