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State Budget Approved

New York State approved its $153 billion budget announced yesterday by Governor Cuomo once both the Senate and Assembly reached its final negotiation. Almost one week later than the anticipated deadline, the budget includes $2.5 billion for the Clean Water Infrastructure Act, free college tuition for CUNY and SUNY institutions, upstate ride sharing and raising the age of criminal responsibility from ages sixteen and seventeen to eighteen years old.

Prattsburgh to Hold Dog License Hearing
The Prattsburgh town board will be conducting a public hearing later this month. The town is considering amending penalties for violations of the dog license regulation. The hearing will be held at the town hall on April 17th at 7:10 p.m.

Reed Supports Syrian Strike
Congressman Tom Reed of Corning says he supports the limited missile strike in Syria. In a press statement released overnight, Reed said the use of weapons of mass destruction where innocent civilians, including women and children are killed, cannot go unchecked.

Steuben Lawmakers to Discuss County Jobs
Some Steuben County lawmakers next week will discuss reclassifying some jobs in the Public Works and Social Services departments.  Salary increases would go along with the title changes. The county’s Administration Committee will review the proposal when it meets next Tuesday.

Finance Committee to Review Budget Adjustments
The Steuben County Finance Committee will meet on Tuesday. Lawmakers will review several proposed budget adjustments in at least five departments. The committee will also be asked to accept and appropriate a $500,000 grant for the Steuben County Land Bank Corporation.

 

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