New York Association of Counties State officials predict tight budget By Karen DeWitt • Oct 3, 2012 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. Counties face budget crunch in New York state By Ellen Abbott • Sep 14, 2012 Fall means budget season in counties across New York State. Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney makes her budget pitch to lawmakers Friday. Many governments are facing the same pressures. Public nursing homes face potential crisis By Karen DeWitt • Aug 11, 2012 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.