Evening News Brief
Written by Tom Tharp on January 19, 2021
This morning Governor Cuomo gave his State budget address and outlines 2 plans for how 2021 will go. One plan is that the federal government gives New York the whole 15 billion dollars that the state is down because of the pandemic shutdowns. The other is that the federal government only gives 6 billion to the empire state. The former option, Cuomo said, would restore across-the-board 5% reductions that have impacted the state, and it would pave the way for other programs including middle-class tax cuts, affordable broadband for low-income homes, addressing food insecurity and the state’s Pandemic Recovery and Restart Program – providing credit for restaurants, arts centers and other businesses impacted during the pandemic. The second option would mean tax increases, cuts to schools and social services and more burden placed on local governments.
Wyoming County is under a lake effect snow warning until 10 am Wednesday. Officials are expecting an additional 5 to 10 inches and winds as high as 35 miles per hour. Snow is expected to fall in narrow bands so be prepared for wildly different conditions on the road.
Genesee county health department is offering free drive through covid testing for asymptomatic people every day till January 26th from 1 to 4 pm at 7690 state st rd. You must register online prior to going to get tested by calling the Genesee County health department.