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Cayuga County seeks state funding for jail inmates’ substance abuse treatment

The New York State Association of Counties wants the state to provide $12.8 million annually to local governments for treatment and transition of county jail inmates tackling substance abuse disorders.

Those costs currently rest on counties' shoulders, and Cayuga County Community Services Director Ray Bizzari said officials have been lobbying for the state to take off some of the financial burden.

The matter came up before the Cayuga County Legislature's Ways and Means Committee Tuesday night, where local lawmakers considered a resolution supporting the association's request.

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