Evening News Briefing
Written by Dan Fischer on February 4, 2019
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says the state faces a major budget shortfall, and he’s blaming recent changes to the federal tax code. Flanked by the state controller, Cuomo says when the state and local tax deduction was capped at 10-thousand-dollars it forced the richest New Yorkers to move elsewhere. He praised New York’s progressive tax structure, but highlighted that with the top one-percent of earners paying over 50-percent of the state’s taxes, there’s a real risk when wealthy people move out of the state.
An Albion woman and her adult son die in a two vehicle crash over the weekend on Oak Orchard Road in Elba.
53 year old Thrersa Norton and her 22 year old son Thomas Norton, were killed Saturday when their small SUV spun out of control and collided with a pick-up truck traveling in the opposite direction.
The driver of the pick-up, 59 year old Jeffrey Toussaint of Albion, was treated at UMMC.
A Flood Watch is in effect for Genesee, Wyoming and Orleans Counties until late Wednesday night.
The combination of snow melt and rain may result in water levels rising and ice jam flooding of area creeks and rivers.
Cooler temperatures tomorrow and Wednesday are expected to slow the melting process.
Graham Corporation is asking for tax incentives as part of a $1-million renovation and expansion project at the company’s Batavia campus.
Graham plans to renovate 8,000 sq. ft. of training space and add 5,000 sq. ft. warehouse space.
The company says the project will help to retain 291 local jobs.
The plan goes before the GCEDC board this Thursday.
The Town of Batavia Fire Department has named its firefighter of the year. He is Clayton Gorski. Gorski was honored at the department’s annual banquet over the weekend.
Fire Fighter Tyler Stewart was the top responder last year, answering 264 calls for service.