Evening News Briefing
Written by Dan Fischer on January 14, 2019
Governor Cuomo is expected to call for a plastic bag ban when he releases his executive budget tomorrow.
A bill banning single-use plastic bags failed to get by state lawmakers last year, but Cuomo is now expected to include it in the budget plan, increasing the chances of it passing.
Cuomo says a ban would reduce litter and cut greenhouse gas emissions, but some critics prefer a five cent fee.
Cuomo also says he wants the bottle bill expanded so that most non-alcoholic beverage containers would be eligible for a five-cent redemption.
The Salvation Army reports today that the agency raised nearly $88,600 through its Red Kettle campaign in Genesee County.
The Army also reports that 234 families and over 400 children were helped out during the Christmas Holiday season.
Lawmakers in Albany are vowing to pass major changes in the way New Yorkers vote after chaos at polling places in the city last September. Natasha Fanfair, a city transit employee, said early voting would help all working New Yorkers.
One bill they’re voting on would allow same day registration on election day and another would establish nine days for early voting. They’re also expected to set just one primary day in June, instead of the current two.
The Pembroke Girls Basketball team has presented a check to Roswell Park for just over 30-thousand dollars.
The cash represents the proceeds from the “Shooting for a Cure” game held last Thursday.
Over the eight years of the event, 119-thosuand dollars has been raised by the Pembroke Girls for cancer research.
Gasoline prices in Genesee County continue their downward trend.
Over the past week, Triple A says the average price of a gallon of regular gas has dropped 10-cents locally.
The lowest price in the county, according to gas Buddy-dot-com, is $2.10 a gallon on the Indian Reservation and $2.53 a gallon at M and T Express at Main and Dellinger.