Evening News Briefing
Written by Dan Fischer on September 26, 2018
Amid growing concerns over the future of P W Minor, a company official says today that a full statement on the status of the company will be made tomorrow.
Over 80 local jobs are at stake at the shoe factory that has been in business for over 150 years.
Earlier this week employees were sent home with a week’s pay and told there could be layoffs ranging from half to the total workforce.
The company has been on shaky financial ground for the past several years.
Things are looking up at the Downs.
Batavia Downs Gaming is announcing a $4-million expansion. A ceremonial ground breaking is scheduled for tomorrow.
The project includes a new cigar bar, an expansion of Fortunes restaurant and more kitchen space for the 34 Rush sports bar.
Governor Cuomo appears to partially blame the weather for people leaving New York for southern states. A study last year shows 41 upstate counties have dropped in population since 2010 and New York led the nation with net migration to other states. Yesterday, Cuomo told reporters he felt people have moved for personal or climate reasons and said New York has more jobs than ever and the taxes are lower than ever. His Republican challenger Marc Molinaro recently said Cuomo’s failed economic policies are the reason people are moving.
State Assemblyman Steve Hawley is calling on Governor Cuomo to remove what the federal government calls illegal “I Love New York” signs along state highways.
The feds are threatening to withhold $14-million in highway funding if the signs are not removed by this Sunday.
The federal government says the signs are too big and cause a distraction.
The governor says they were intended to boost tourism.