Cuomo wants to keep local government cost-cutting panels

Gov. Andrew Cuomo will propose making a pilot program aimed at cutting local government costs permanent and allocate $225 million in state funds to match local savings.

Posted: Dec 19, 2017 10:08 AM

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Gov. Andrew Cuomo will propose making a pilot program aimed at cutting local government costs permanent and allocate $225 million in state funds to match local savings.

Cuomo says local governments working with new County-wide Shared Services panels came up with nearly 400 projects providing more than $200 million in savings this year. He says he'll propose making the program permanent in his State of the State address next month.

Cuomo says he'll propose that state funding for local government performance aid be conditional on continuation of shared services panels led by county executives.

He said he'll also continue the state's local property tax relief program, which will provide an average reduction of $380 in property taxes to 2.6 million homeowners this year.

(Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 395872

Reported Deaths: 32137
CountyConfirmedDeaths
New York City21636223140
Nassau419472185
Suffolk415381983
Westchester349801426
Rockland13623668
Orange10759478
Erie7427639
Dutchess4231151
Monroe3885273
Onondaga2909188
Albany2130121
Ulster181586
Oneida170897
Sullivan145548
Putnam133363
Niagara126288
Schenectady82437
Broome73658
Saratoga56114
Rensselaer55930
Columbia47437
Madison36017
Orleans28251
Ontario27533
Steuben26841
Warren26630
Greene26318
Fulton26124
Washington24614
Genesee2395
St. Lawrence2222
Oswego2063
Wayne1813
Tompkins1780
Herkimer1723
Chenango1485
Chemung1452
Tioga14324
Livingston1308
Chautauqua1297
Cattaraugus1246
Cayuga1202
Montgomery1194
Clinton1014
Wyoming955
Jefferson930
Delaware914
Otsego845
Seneca700
Allegany631
Schoharie580
Cortland480
Essex460
Yates466
Franklin330
Lewis300
Schuyler130
Hamilton60
Unassigned00
Utica
Clear
57° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 62°
Feels Like: 57°
Oneonta
Clear
61° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 61°
Feels Like: 61°
Herkimer
Clear
57° wxIcon
Hi: 87° Lo: 62°
Feels Like: 57°
Thendara
Clear
57° wxIcon
Hi: 82° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 57°
WKTV Radar
WKTV Temperatures
WKTV Severe Weather
Click here to learn more about A Healthier Mohawk Valley
Saluting Those Who Are Proud 2 Serve
Senior Send-Off brought to you by Herkimer College
Menu 2 Go list of takeout dinners & fish fries
WKTV Golf Card - Under 150 left