Counties in the News, November 17, 2017

Friday's news from counties across the state.
House tax reform bill passes; five NY GOPers vote against proposal
Amid Opioid Crisis, States Start Embracing Alternative Medicine
Affordable-Housing Production Under Threat in Tax Overhaul Proposals

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PSC sets renewable energy requirements for utilities through 2021
New York state lost 14,600 jobs in October
House tax bill: Five impacts in NY

Port approves $55M for LaGuardia AirTrain planning
City Council stated meeting tracker: online voter registration, prohibiting revenge porn
Mayor, Council reach deal to expand protections for rent-regulated tenants

City to hold public hearing over tobacco products
Suffolk anti-opioid suit becomes lead case in state
MS-13 crackdown nets over 200 arrests, some on LI, federal officials say
Long Island home prices rise as inventory dips

HUDSON VALLEY                                                     
Astorino Drops Indian Point Lawsuits
Job totals rise across Mid-Hudson, Catskills
Dutchess accepting applications for Home Energy Assistance Program
Dutchess County Honors Cops For Stopping DWIs
Ulster supervisor seeks comments on proposed expansion of fire training facility

Greene County tops region in October job growth
Capital Region gained 2,000 jobs over past year
Next Wave Center to help more jobs surface in Saratoga County
'Fake News and Its Implications' forum at Schenectady County Library

NORTH COUNTRY                                 
Franklin County, Malone village solar projects move ahead under new developer
St. Lawrence County legislators may hike their pay
County to pursue inmate health reimbursement
Lewis County town officials solicited to help wireless internet expansion
'Raise the Age' movement moves into North Country

EPA helping county clean asbestos at Beech-Nut factory
Downtown Utica hospital site plan unveiled

Southern Tier a hotbed for Lyme disease, according to new 2016 data
Tioga County Legislators: Congress, don't ax local tax deductions
Steuben County Department of Public Works to hold information meeting
Mudslide prompts Columbia County state of emergency
County officials applaud retiring sheriff

Madison County Sheriff issues winter weather awareness tips
Legislators wants equipment rental issue discussed again in committee
17 counties, including Oswego, join lawsuit concerning opioid crisis
Cayuga County Legislature Approves Proposed 2018 Budget
Natural gas pipeline alternative approved for Tompkins County
Onondaga County considers raising age to purchase tobacco
Onondaga County stops harmful algal bloom toxin tests

Ontario County Marks National Adoption Day
Firearms safety course offered in December
Wayne County police plan DWI crackdown
Seneca County, CSEA reach one-year contract agreement
Cornell to Use $15M State Grant for CHESS Facility Upgrades, Creating 100 New Jobs
Monroe County still hoping to get FEMA help for lakeshore flooding
Yates County Jail achieves reaccreditation
Finger Lakes Land Trust Works Toward More Land Preserves

Proposed Niagara County budget has lowest average tax rate since 1980
Chautauqua hospital plans county's first outpatient methadone program
County funds $85,000 for local share of Allegany sewer line