The New York State Association of Counties (NYSAC) released its 2015 legislative program this week.  The group’s top priorities for the upcoming legislative session are:

  • preserving the cap on local Medicaid expenses;
  • restoring the historic 50/50 state/county share for cost of the safety net program;
  • avoiding measures that shift costs to local governments and property taxpayers;
  • enacting an omnibus sales tax rate renewal bill; and
  • honoring home rule requests.