New York Association of Counties en State officials predict tight budget <p>Top state officials say it is going to be another difficult year for the state budget. Governor Andrew Cuomo has already told state agencies to keep spending flat, and those that depend on state programs are not counting on big increases. Wed, 03 Oct 2012 13:17:11 +0000 Karen DeWitt 26953 at Counties face budget crunch in New York state <p>Fall means budget season in counties across New York State.&nbsp; Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney makes her budget pitch to lawmakers Friday.&nbsp; Many governments are facing the same pressures. Fri, 14 Sep 2012 10:06:33 +0000 Ellen Abbott 25988 at Public nursing homes face potential crisis <p>County-run nursing homes across New York state face growing crises as county governments, strapped for cash, consider ending their historical role as providers of inpatient care to the elderly.</p><p> Sat, 11 Aug 2012 12:01:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 24145 at