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21 Jul 2017
Jail Study Committee Receives Jail Population Report

The Legislature's special Jail Study Committee today heard consultants from the Center for Governmental Research (CGR) present their findings from their six-month study related to capacity issues at the Tompkins County Jail.
CGR's final report, received by the County last week, finds that Tompkins does not need to build a new jail or expand the number of beds in the existing jail, due both to Tompkins County population projections over the next 25 years and savings in bed days that can result from effective use and expansion of incarceration alternatives.

The study report, entitled "An Assessment of the Future of the Tompkins County Jail," is posted at CGR's project website at, and may also be accessed through the Tompkins County home page at (See "Popular Links – Tompkins County Jail Population Study.")

24 Apr 2017
County Presented with EMS Options

CGR's Paul Bishop delivers comprehensive review of Essex County emergency medical services,— including a countywide ambulance system
SUN Community News

24 Apr 2017
Poverty Report Targets Housing, Transportation, Services

CGR-developed report provides critical data and analysis for Oswego poverty plan. 
The Palladium Times

11 Apr 2017
We’re Not Making a Dent in Our High Poverty Rate

ACT Rochester released its annual Report Card, powered by data from CGR, highlighting the region's strengths and challenges – from growing participation in civic life and the arts to stubbornly persistent child poverty rates. How leaders and residents can use the data to make positive change was the theme of the event and Mary Anna Towler's piece in City Newspaper.

21 Mar 2017
Public Weighs in on Police Shared Services Study

CGR's Paul Bishop gives an overview of local police department budgets and shared services in effect in Tompkins County during the March 20th public meeting.

Also appeared in: Ithaca Times & WHCU

21 Feb 2017
Expert: Malls have to Evolve to Survive

CGR's Kent Gardner discuss retail in the Rochester market area. 

17 Feb 2017
Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative To Create Subcommittee

CGR to partner with United Way of Southern Chautauqua to support Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative
Post Journal

30 Jan 2017
Cherry Creek Residents To Vote On Future Of Village Thursday

On Jan. 23, a public meeting was held to discuss findings of the Cherry Creek dissolution study by CGR.
The Post-Journal

26 Jan 2017
New Database Reflects Life in Essex County, MA

Impact Essex County was launched by the Essex County Community Foundation, and is the latest Community Profile from CGR. 
Boston Globe

25 Jan 2017
Commission Study says Lewiston-Auburn Merger Could Save Millions Annually

CGR in Maine: Commission study says Lewiston-Auburn city merger could save millions
Sun Journal


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