Counties in the News June 15, 2016
Wednesday's news from counties across the state.NYSAC
Two Mandate Relief Measures On State Lawmakers Desks
With two days left in the legislative session, counties are asking lawmakers to pass two mandate relief bills.
- DA Salary Increase Reimbursement (S.7408A, Young/ A.10152A, Gunther). This measure will reimburse counties for the state-mandated increase in DA salaries enacted in April. The bill passed the Senate and awaits consideration in the Assembly Ways and Means Committee.
- Indigent Defense Services Reform (multiple bills). These bills will help balance the scales of justice by providing State reimbursement to counties for the costs of improving quality of legal services for the poor. The bills await action in both houses.
Governor Cuomo Announces $4 Million GENIUS NY Competition Now Accepting Applications
Proposal would raise age to buy tobacco products in Schenectady County
Public Health chief: Mobile unit can lessen hazard risk
JCC survey shows improved perception of Jefferson County quality of life, health care
Chemung County IDA temporarily takes over First Arena
CENTRAL NEW YORK
New publicly funded defense guidelines for state, Cayuga County, on hold until April 2017
Tompkins County Mulls Future Form of Sheriff's Position
Onondaga County to use federal grants to address lead hazards in 195 housing units
Yates County Seeking Funding for Public Transportation
County Executive Dinolfo calls on state lawmakers to approve bill to bring Uber/Lyft to Rochester
WESTERN NEW YORK
Dairy Princess, dispatcher present at Board of Supervisors meeting
Deputies to start patrolling new bike path