Counties in the News, October 12, 2017

Thursday's news from counties across the state.
County Leaders Renew Call On Congressional Delegation to Oppose the Elimination of the State and Local Tax Deduction

Another Voice: Prop 3 will help communities in forest preserves

State AGs Ask Congress to End Medicaid Restriction on Drug Treatment

Medicaid Covers All That? It's More Than Just Health Care for the Poor.

Obesity Thrives in the Suburbs

How Technology Can Help Police Departments Address Racial Bias and Be More Effective

Newly-signed California food recovery bill seen as model for other states

How Better Procurement Can Drive Better Outcomes for Cities

As Disasters Grow More Frequent, How Should States and Cities Prepare?

A special session for what? Lawmakers await an answer

DiNapoli: Tab looms for locally owned bridges

Zucker says state would end CHIP if Congress doesn't renew program

State releases new regulations for home care workers

Senate sends 44 bills to Cuomo, including bans on indoor vaping and circus elephants

State announces up to $30 million for supportive housing

New York's first open enrollment under Trump is a test of how much state can ignore D.C.

Task force considers plastic bag fee or ban

Youth e-cigarette use continues to rise, bucking national trend

Governor Wants Extra $35M To Help Lake & River Flood Victims

Nearly 100 NYC bridges are ‘structurally deficient': DiNapoli

10% of New York City Public School Students Were Homeless Last Year

LGBT leaders speak with Suffolk lawmakers on National Coming Out Day

Suffolk County Braces For Deep Cuts To Social Services

Suffolk libraries host series of service projects on Oct. 14

Column: Political issues affecting Nassau County residents

County Treasurer Named To NYSAC Committee

County Executive's Corner: Rockland Non-profits to the Rescue

Dutchess: Molinaro breaks down shared services plan, previews county budget

Film production in region gets $8 million boost from Ulster

More money for historic courthouse in Newburgh

Village of Liberty struggles with century-old broken sewer line

Ulster County committee again postpones action on measure to have county assume responsibility for unpaid village taxes

Preventing Lead Poisoning Across Putnam

County Budget Remains Below Tax Cap For Sixth Year In Succession

Dutchess Legislature bans plastic foam use by chain restaurants

Albany area needs more than $871 million in bridge repairs, comptroller says

Schenectady County OKs budget with 1% tax cut

Rensselaer County law would limit chemical discharge in water

2018 Albany County Budget: Fifth Consecutive Year Under Tax Cap

State cancels $5M grant for downtown Albany hotel/apartments

State report highlights need for funding to fix bridges

Lake City Local Development Corp. is reborn

Local water projects win funds

County sales tax showing strength

Essex County to study citizens-alert calling system

Picente, Legislature upbeat about shared services

ANDRO receives $7M federal contract

Herkimer County taxpayers oppose eminent domain proceedings regarding possible jail site

Region gets more than $14M for water projects

OUR VIEW: Make views known on county budget

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'Major' update on Broome Developmental Center expected Friday

Office For Aging Acting Director is Named

Chemung law enforcement agencies get new radios

Southern Tier gets $23 million in clean water infrastructure grants

Onondaga County Legislature adopts $1.29B budget with new park fees, same taxes

Oswego to collect taxes faster with shortened foreclosures

Deadline for voting registration approaches for Tompkins County

Batavia was ready for its cameo in ‘Marshall'

Advocates urge action on opioid epidemic

Town launches waste diversion program

Erie County sheriff's deputies start testing body cameras

Local OTB makes case for lower tax rate

Batavia Downs Gaming officials urge "level playing field" to provide governments more revenue

Salary increases for Allegany County administrators to be discussed in public hearing

Erie County Board of Elections offers extended hours for absentee voting

Erie County officials unveil plan to save taxpayers $4.5 million

Niagara County fights crime with new cameras