ERIC Number: ED317350
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
New York State Legislative Commission on Rural Resources. Annual Report, 1988.
New York State Legislative Commission on Rural Resources, Albany.
This report provides a general review of the significant activities and accomplishments of the New York State Legislative Commission on Rural Resources. A letter from Senator Charles D. Cook outlines the task set before the Commission, which is to improve the conditions of New York's rural residents. The next section, "Reprise 1988: A Glance at the Year," details the Commission's accomplishments, including: (1) the creation of a steering committee of state and local government officials that conducts think-tank seminar for officials working in rural governments; (2) expanding Rural Transportation Coordination Program to eight additonal rural counties; (3) broadening the powers of school districts to rent or lease school buses to provide rural transportation services; and (4) enhancing the diversification and networking of rural hospitals and other health care providers. The Commission also actively pursued legislation dealing with affordable rural housing, development loans for rural businesses, human services coordination, and adjustment of educational aid disbursement. The third section, "Budgetary Allocations," outlines a $4.1 million package, addressing 6 rural health initiatives and an $800,000 package to facilitate local rural public transportation and road improvement. These packages were included in the state budget at the Commission's behest. Another section, "Legislative Activity," lists 14 bills that were drafted by the Commission and sponsored by Commission members. The fifth section outlines four Commission reports published in 1988. A listing of various other Commission publications is included. (ALL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Legislative Commission on Rural Resources, Albany.
Identifiers - Location: New York