Broome County Asks for State Mandate Relief
Broome County officials are pushing for some relief from state mandates.
Officials say New York State currently requires municipalities to provide services or fund programs without giving any money to the local governments to pay for those programs.
The Broome County Legislature has passed a measure calling on the State to rescind or reduce unfunded mandates and to give localities money to pay for future mandates. The legislation also calls for the state to pay for legal services for the poor, increase the share of online DMV revenues that go back to the counties and fund the mandated salary increases for District Attorneys.