Monthly Archives: October 2013

Onondaga County Legislature approves much of the budget with little debate

Originally reported on October 8, 2013 By Samantha Miller SYRACUSE (NCC NEWS) – Tuesday afternoon was going off without a hitch in the Onondaga County Courthouse as the Legislature met to discuss the 2014 budget. That was, until Linda R. … Continue reading

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A Courtroom Filled With More Than Criminals

Judge Jeffrey R. Merrill does more than just make decisions Originally reported on October 21, 2013 By Leila Nombre SYRACUSE (NCC NEWS) – It was not a surprise that on October 21st, Judge Jeffrey R. Merrill’s calendar inside Syracuse City Court Part … Continue reading

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Onondaga County Budget Passed, Leaving Sheriff’s Department Unhappy

Originally reported Tuesday, Oct. 18 By Nicole Griffin SYRACUSE (NCC NEWS) —  Clustered around the back of the county legislature budget meeting, several men could be seen talking amongst themselves, making no effort to hide their irritation. These men made up … Continue reading

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2014 Onondaga County Budget Passes After A Contentious Argument On The Sheriff’s Expenses

Originally reported on Tues., Oct 8 at 5p.m. By Paola Suro SYRACUSE (NCC News) – After two hours of contentious discussion and an hour-long recess, the Onondaga County Legislature finalized the 2014 budget Tuesday afternoon. The 2014 budget has a … Continue reading

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County Budget Meeting Creates Tensions Between Sheriff and Legislature

Originally reported on Tuesday, October 8, 2013  By Imani Wallace SYRACUSE (NCC News) – If the Onondaga County Legislature passes the latest version of the 2014 budget, $4 million from the Sheriff’s department will be locked away for safekeeping. “That’s … Continue reading

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Onondaga County’s 2014 Budget Includes New Rules For The Sheriff, And He Is Not Happy

Originally Reported on October 8, 2013  By Marcela Madera SYRACUSE (NCC NEWS) – The Onondaga County Legislature approved the 2014 budget Tuesday. The $1.21 billion dollar budget is down $24 million from last year’s, and includes a record low property … Continue reading

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County Budget Passes, But Not To The Sheriff’s Benefit

  Originally reported Tues., Oct. 10 at 4 p.m. By Andrew Miller SYRACUSE (NCC NEWS) — John Balloni sat in disbelief as he looked over the Onondaga County budget before the legislature was to vote on it. “In my entire 36 … Continue reading

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County Budget Meeting Held Up By Debate Over Sheriff’s Finances

Originally reported Tues., Oct. 10 at 4 p.m. By Ben Stevens SYRACUSE (NCC NEWS) – Deputy County Executive William P. Fisher was pleased with how the Onondaga County legislature budget meeting was moving on Tuesday afternoon.   “I’m just happy … Continue reading

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County Passes Budget, Receives Criticism From Sheriff

Originally reported Tuesday, October 8th, 2013 by Sean Martinelli SYRACUSE (NCC News) —   A wave of frustration surrounded Onondaga County Sheriff Kevin Walsh as he watched the County Legislature pass its approximate $1.21 billion budget for 2014 The 2014 budget, … Continue reading

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Legislator Ervin’s Bail Amendment Passes In County Legislature

Originally reported on October 9th, 2013 By Varun Raghupathi SYRACUSE (NCC News) — Five hands went up in opposition, but it wasn’t enough. In the end, County Legislator Linda R. Ervin’s (D-17th District) amendment regarding bail money passed in the … Continue reading

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