Evening News Briefing
Written by Dan Fischer on January 9, 2020
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is laying out his administration’s agenda for 2020 in his State of the State address in Albany.
The Governor says a main focus in 2020 will be combating the threats associated with climate change.
He’s proposing a number of additional items, focusing on gun-control, school funding, a regional approach to legalizing marijuana, and eliminating the state’s law that bans paid-surrogacy.
As expected, Republican state legislators were critical of the Governor’s speech. Batavia Assemblyman Steve Hawley says he’s prepared to work against several of the governor’s policies that Hawley says hurt the state…
One of the governor’s overarching themes included overcoming political divisiveness.
There is a new director for the Genesee County Office for the Aging.
She is Diana Fox from Clarendon. Fox is a Batavia native who has spent her career in human services.
She replaces Ruth Spink, who has been with the agency for 25 years, the past five as executive director.
The change becomes effective January 17th.
Friends of ex-Republican Congressman Chris Collins are showing their support ahead of his sentencing on federal insider trading charges. They’ve sent 170 pages worth of letters to the judge who will decide how long the former 27th District representative will spend behind bars.
Collins is facing up to 57 months in prison when he’s sentenced January 17th.
The Buffalo Sabres will look to keep their two-game winning streak alive on the road tonight. They’ll be visiting the defending Stanley Cup champion Saint Louis Blues. The Sabres have struggled away from home this season and currently have the NHL’s fifth-worst road record.
Faceoff for tonight’s contest is set for eight p-m.