Counties in the News, April 11, 2017
Tuesday's news from counties across the state.
Wednesday Webinar to Highlight Expansions to County Prescription Discount Card Program
NYSAC is working with ProAct to enhance and relaunch the prescription drug discount card program that has helped county residents across the state save millions of dollars on prescriptions. In addition to the standard pharmacy benefits available through the program, participants will now have access to enhanced discounts on ancillary benefits, including vision, LASIK, dental, diagnostic imaging, gym memberships and much more.
We are hosting a webinar to discuss these enhancements and how to help your residents access them at 2 p.m. on April 12, 2017. To register for Enhancing NYSAC's Prescription Drug Discount Card Program at, click here:
The County Perspective: State Budget, Finance School, Inflation, Broadband
Over the weekend Legislators enacted the 2017/18 Budget. On Friday, April 7th Governor Cuomo announced a $153 billion dollar budget deal. The Assembly worked through the night on Friday to pass the remaining budget items that included State Operations and the final article seven bill - Revenue. The Senate concluded their work Sunday night. The Revenue bill included many of the major items such as ridesharing, raise the age, tuition free college as well as Federal Response Funding Plan in case of any many actions taken on the federal level.
The Senate and Assembly will reconvene again on Monday, April 24th, following the Passover and Easter holidays.
New York has the Highest Tax Burden in the Nation for 2015
Albany Finally Passes Raise The Age Legislation, But “The Fight Is Far From Over”
Tuition plan demands students stay in New York
Cuomo promotes wind emplacement setbacks
Westchester, Putnam, Rockland County Execs Sharing Stage at Pace
Schumer to push opioid-related law in Schenectady
Vote on safety improvements to Plotter Kill Preserve
NYS budget increases aid to counties for legal defense for the poor
Gray: Timeline for shared services plan requirement ‘unrealistic'
Franklin Co. may bring farmers market to employees
Plattsburgh ranked a Top 10 micropolitan area
Ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft will be able to operate in Upstate New York by this summer
County Legislator Seeks Community Input on First Arena
CENTRAL NEW YORK
Search for New Cayuga County Administrator a Deliberate Process (Audio)
Central New Yorkers Struggle to Find Child Care (Video)
Route 318 sewer project geared toward attracting new development
WESTERN NEW YORK
WyCo officials react to certain NYS Budget items
Expect worst pothole season in years (Video)