Counties in the News, February 15, 2018

Thursday's news from counties across the state.
NYSAC Testifies about the Shared Services Panels to the Senate Local Government Committee (NYSAC testimony starts at 8:30)
Trump Wants to End States' Power to Make Food Stamps More Accessible During Recessions
Ill-Prepared and Underfunded, Election Officials Brace for More Cyberattacks
How to Reduce the Opioid Epidemic's Stigma
I Love NY signs: State wanted to swap signs with almost identical ones
State's $65 million toxic algae program to hold Upstate NY summits
New York governor's budget raises transparency concerns: comptroller
Cuomo wants sex offender law tightened
NYC looks to build new Bronx prison as part of Rikers shutdown
New York State seeks expedited timeline to close city's Rikers Island jail
Suffolk County sales tax revenues short of projections
Planner says proposed LI Sound tunnel should include trains
Suffolk County Sandy task force set for 1st meeting today
New sheriff in town
Long Islanders voice opposition to Trump's offshore drilling plan
Cuomo's Vision to Link Long Island and Westchester Could Cost $55 Billion
Hudson River tunnel, rail project faces federal funding purgatory
Dutchess County Jail one of the worst in the state, report says
Ulster lawmakers advance plan to limit tenure of county executive, comptroller
County officials: get a flu shot
Westchester County Airport privatization: Still a long way to go, consultants say
New Dutchess County Jail could be built smaller with proposed bail elimination
Ulster IDA approves incentives for Gov. Clinton and Yosman Towers improvements
Schenectady County tax exemption for Cold War veterans extended
County Executive McCoy Presents Pastor David F. Traynham with Albany County Executive's Citizen of the Month
Saratoga County plans new Public Safety Building
Greene County jail named one of the worst in the state
NYPA providing $1 million more to St. Lawrence County riverfront communities
State lawmakers approve relief for northern NY flood victims
Franklin County Industrial Development Agency plans to leverage location, promote entrepreneurship in 2018
Lewis officials planning countywide tour to share development vision
Otsego Board Moves Forward With Creating County Manager Position
Herkimer Co. Legislature OKs jail plan
Oneida County Sheriff's Office to host ‘Community Coffee' events
County seeks grant for water quality study
Broome county plans to withdraw from Aramark contract, find new provider
Social service officials and locals react to Trump Administration's food stamp proposal
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Cayuga County Probation Department worried over 'Raise the Age'
Teaching the dangers of drugs in Cayuga County
Onondaga County Justice Center, 4 others named the most problematic jails in NYS
Onondaga County Lawmakers Weigh New Law to Protect Dogs from Extreme Weather
Madison County creates three new financial positions
Seneca County deputy named 'Officer of the Year'
Wyoming County: Supervisors hoping to stem sales tax losses
Grant awards to improve emergency communications
Ontario County has new ag plan
Seneca County pursues IKEA store for Tyre
State Can Find Money For Voting Reform
Niagara IDA grants tax break to environmental firm
Agency: Erie County Correctional Facility, 4 other jails ‘worst' in NY
NCIDA approves shuttle, aquarium fund