Counties in the News, March 30, 2018

Friday's news from counties across the state.


State Lawmakers started passing budget bills last night and early this morning. Negotiations continue on outstanding items. Legislative leaders, through media reports, say they are still working to enact and on time budget.

NYSAC is monitoring bills as they become available, and we will provide updates to members as progress unfolds in the State Capitol.


Counties need to assess damage from opioids

Cities Vs. States: A Looming Battle For Control Of High-Stakes Opioid Litigation

Trump Proposal Would Penalize Legal Immigrants for Getting Tax Refunds

To Pay or Not to Pay Hackers? Ransomware Poses a Dilemma for Governments

City or Suburbs? What Do Millennials Really Want?

A New Tool to Fight Disaster Insurance Fraud: Satellites


Final budget deal close as lawmakers vote on first spending bills

After 1,600 data breaches last year, new rules proposed for New York businesses

Self-driving cars, diaper stations in as state budget talks continue

NY legislature passes measure making it illegal for cops to have sex with prisoners

Gov. Cuomo asks IJC to keep letting water out of Lake Ontario

SALT Workaround Remains Alive In Budget Talks

Appeal to end ‘LLC loophole' is rejected


New York City is launching public cybersecurity tools to keep residents from getting hacked

NYPD bosses to get body cameras next week

Updated: 6 questions about the Gateway Program, answered


Study finds typical Lier earns less than half what it takes to buy a home

Price Management gets IDA tax breaks to expand in Nassau; will add 23 jobs

Nassau IDA holds first meeting since Curran became Nassau executive

Albany weighs plan to limit Nassau assessment volatility

New York provides $6M for Coliseum renovation

County Legislature OKs 10-year tax plan


Lawmakers Urged to Include Internet Fairness Act Conformity in State Budget

Day: April Is Donate Life Month In Rockland County

Rockland lays retired veterans commissioner Donnellan to rest

Ulster County Head Start expands in Saugerties

Latimer supports Indian Point tax stabilization fund proposal

Dutchess County schedules hazardous waste disposal day April 7

Dutchess County mass transit workers vote to strike

Orange County to host free homeowners workshop


New York counties partner to build biosolid waste facility

Sheriff wants deputies to train pistol permit applicants

Economic index for Saratoga County shows it continues to do well

Schenectady crime stats down in 2017

Land Bank and Habitat revive zombie property

Saratoga County to learn economic health Thursday

Residents deserve first shot at Albany County jobs


$1 million available for farmland preservation in St. Lawrence County, rest of NY

Clinton Co. bus system in red


Capitol Pressroom: County Executive Anthony Picente and Sen. John DeFrancisco

IDA forms council to focus on agriculture, tourism

County sees slight population increase in 2017 estimate


Steuben County RSVP announces volunteer opportunities

Jobless rates up in Steuben, region

Your Turn: Women have no privacy in Broome County jail

Broome County thanks National Service Volunteers

Chemung County to open Park Station camping reservations Monday

Tioga County Veterans' Service Agency hosts Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day ceremony


County assessment increases spark frustration among landlords

Jobless Rate In Cortland County Rises, But Still Below Double-Digits

Fictitious Hepatitis A Outbreak Handled By County Health Department


Saving Seneca Lake

Monroe County preparing for spring flooding along Lake Ontario

Liv. Co. Sheriff debuts virtual neighborhood watch

County health official to doctors: Include Narcan with opioid Rx

Wayne County officer gets Life Saving Award

Wayne County enhances 911 services, emergency notifications


Poloncarz looking to raise pay for social service workers

Former County Legislator, Community Leader Lula Taylor Passes Away

Cattaraugus County lawmakers declare heroin/opioid epidemic a nuisance

Study: Despite ridesharing DWI arrests up in 2018

New stadium speculation starting again for Buffalo Bills

Disclosure and transparency the focus of Erie County's new ethics law

Free Admission for Erie County Residents at Albright Knox from March 29 to April 5