Counties in the News, February 21, 2018

Wednesday's news from counties across the state.


Does Rent Control Do More Harm Than Good?

Trump Infrastructure Plan Wants to Stop ‘Overreliance' on Federal Money

Women Are Taking Over the Fastest-Growing Jobs


Editorial: Ax the 'dacks tax change
Could this be the next 2 percent cap for school districts?

FCC sounds alarm about 911 fund diversion

New York's smoking rate falls to record low

Governor Cuomo Takes Action to Help Local Governments Improve Health Insurance Options and Address Rising Health Costs

NYS Grown and Certified Program Expands to Maple Industry

Schumer: Local Colleges Can Help Improve Nation's Cyber Security

DEC schedules 3 'State of Lake Ontario' meetings at locations across the state

Gun ownership in New York State: What you need to know

FCC officials blast NY handling of 911 money, threaten loss of federal money


New York City debuts first-of-its-kind commercial waste safety manual

State offers $4.5M to expand substance abuse services in Brooklyn, Bronx (PoliticoPro subscription required)

City's latest anti-smoking campaign highlights those who struggled to quit (PoliticoPro subscription required)

Closing Rikers Has to Be a Team Effort

The deal that keeps New York's water safe to drink


Nassau County loses speed camera ruling

LIRR ‘improvement' plan urges new technology, faster response

Lyft and Uber reshaping Long Island's transportation sector

Drugs may be added to Suffolk County social host law

Nassau County, SNCH To Offer Free Flu Shots This Week

Nassau's 3rd Precinct sees a slight drop in major crime


Ulster County Tourism Travel Guide wins industry award

Westchester's flu numbers: Better, worse or same?

County Executive George Latimer Just Made Key Staff Appointments

Rockland's flu numbers: Better, worse or same?

Free flu shot clinics offered in Rockland

Dutchess County Submits Bid To Host Special Olympics Next Summer


DOH: Capital Region sees highest percentage increase in HIV, STDs than rest of state

Tourism leaders sound warning

Resolution to end shared-jail talks pulled from Tuesday meeting


North Country Tourism Study To Look At How To Spend $13 Million

Lewis County may need to replenish dwindling business loan fund


Reclaim NY active in downtown Utica hospital debate

CABVI offers opportunities for blind, municipalities

Next, economic study to query local businesses


Schuyler Legislature Approves County Employee Dress Code

Chemung: Solar farm proposal on hold

Broome County appoints Opioid Overdose Prevention Coordinator

Chemung County Sheriff's Office to hold active shooter training sessions

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Cayuga County seeks state funding for jail inmates' substance abuse treatment

Jail deputy tripled 2017 salary with OT; search all Onondaga County workers' pay


Finger Lakes state lawmakers urge governor to add three lakes to priority list

Groups oppose incinerator plan

Former Seneca County Sheriff Dies

Two more die of flu in Monroe County, bringing death total to 11

CCE Ontario to hold compliance workshop


Niagara County Looks To Declare Opioids A Public Nuisance

Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy to graduate 15 new officers

New York secures land for veterans' cemetery serving Buffalo, Rochester

League of Women Voters of Chautauqua brings proposal to legislature

Erie County Sheriff's Office facing lawsuit over records