Entries by Brian K. Austin

County Leaders Elect Putnam’s Odell Second Vice President of the New York State Association of Counties’ (NYSAC)

County Leaders Elect Putnam’s Odell Second Vice President LAKE PLACID – Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell was elected Second Vice President of the New York State Association of Counties’ (NYSAC) at the Association’s recent Board of Directors meeting. Previously an at-large member of the Board of Directors, County Executive Odell will now hold a position […]

A Statement by NYSAC President Anthony J. Picente, Jr. regarding legislation linking Upstate Sales Taxes to NYC Rent Control

A Statement by NYSAC President Anthony J. Picente, Jr. regarding legislation linking Upstate Sales Taxes to NYC Rent Control Today, we learn that the New York State Assembly has introduced legislation to link the renewal of Long Island and Upstate New York tax extensions to rent control and other NYC specific issues. Since sales tax […]

Full Time President of Economic Development needed!

The Putnam County Economic Development Corporation is seeking resumes to fill the position of a full-time President. Requirements:  Strong business background with demonstrated capability to lead in the retention, expansion and development of the business community; must be available evenings & weekends; knowledge of Putnam County and the business community preferred. Minimum qualification:  Eight years […]

Sales Tax Revenues Show Signs of Economic Weakness

Another quarter of weak sales tax receipts have county leaders concerned, according to the New York State Association of Counties (NYSAC). “Counties rely on two forms of revenue: sales taxes and property taxes. We are not raising property taxes. When our sales tax revenues are flat or decline, we have to pay attention,” said NYSAC […]

2015-16 New York State Budget Initial Summary Points New York State Association of Counties. March 31, 2015

2015-16 New York State Budget Initial Summary Points New York State Association of Counties. March 31, 2015 Budget Positives Upstate Revitalization Initiative—$1.5 billion of the bank settlement funding will go toward economic development. The competition will go on as the Governor proposed, but all regions will receive nearly $100 million. Broadband — $500 million plus $500 […]