Counties in the News May 24, 2016
Tuesday's news from counties across the state.STATEWIDE
State Senator DeFrancisco Champions Indigent Defense Reform Legislation (audio)
State Senate Deputy Majority Leader DeFranciso spoke to Susan Arbetter on the Capitol Pressroom radio program this morning, leading the charge to pass legislation that will assist counties with providing legal defense services for the poor.
His appearance on the radio show coincides with recently published letters to the editors in the Buffalo News, the Albany Times Union, and the Syracuse Post Standard.
State Lawmakers have an opportunity to support legislation (S.6341B, DeFrancisco/A.6202C, Fahy) that will provide for a phased in state takeover of the costs of county indigent legal defense services.
This bill would require the State reimburse counties for the costs of providing indigent defense services. The measure allows for an incremental state fiscal takeover of the program.
Mangano Advances New Path For Ocean Outfall Pipe
Ulster County lawmaker will sit on state association's health/mental health committee
New Rockland human rights commissioner named
State officials attract hundreds of listeners to heroin discussion at JCC
Habitat For Humanity Expands Into Lewis County (Video)
St. Lawrence County considering borrowing $10 million over next decade for highway, bridge upgrades
Franklin County planning utilities upgrades, project could reduce energy costs, water use
Steuben County Legislature Approves Online Payment Option (Video)
CENTRAL NEW YORK
County saves residents more than $8.5 Million with ProAct
County plans $5.5 million in building upgrades, including new marquee for War Memorial
No referendum this year on metro government, Onondaga County legislature chair says
Memorial Day Weekend Kicks Off Cayuga Co. Tourism Season
Seneca County supervisors committee to consider new salary for treasurer
WESTERN NEW YORK
Niagara County scores $500K EPA brownfields grant
5 arraigned in County Court for meth production in Albion