Evening News Briefing

Written by on January 26, 2018

Calling the Trump Tax Bill “misleading labeling” by saying it benefits the middle class, Governor Andrew Cuomo today joined the Governors of New Jersey and Connecticut to challenge the legality of the new law.
The governor’s say they will argue the bill is a violation of states’ rights because 12 states, which all happen to be Democratic, are bearing the brunt of the new ten-thousand-dollar limit on state and local tax deductibility.

New York pharmacists are now being allowed to administer flu shots to kids. It’s the main feature of an executive order signed yesterday by Governor Cuomo to combat the flu epidemic. There were nearly eight-thousand confirmed cases across the state last week, the highest number the state’s seen since it began reporting flu cases in 2004. Cuomo says with pharmacists giving flu shots to kids ages two to 18, parents are more likely to get their kids vaccinated because of improved access and convenience.

Rachael Tabelski


The Eli Fish Brewing Company is getting ready to open.
The craft brewery has been under construction in the old Newberry Building on Main Street.

The Genesee County Economic Development Center and the Batavia Development Corporation have been supporting the project.
In addition to craft brews, the project will also feature food vendors in what’s called a fresh lab

Rachael Tabelski, with the GCECD, on WBTA’s “Main & Center” program:

The fresh lab incubator is designed to help start-up restaurants get a foothold in business.

County law enforcement cracking down on drunk driving over Super Bowl weekend.
The Genesee County Sheriff’s Office, City of Batavia and Village of LeRoy Police will participate in the special enforcement effort to crackdown on impaired driving.
The statewide STOP-DWI Crackdown runs from February 2nd through February 5th.

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