Evening News Briefing
Written by Dan Fischer on January 21, 2020
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is proposing g an overhaul of the Medicaid system, in order to address an expected shortfall.
Under the proposal, municipalities would have to pony up more cash if their Medicaid spending grows by over three-percent.
Right now, the Medicaid cost to local governments is fixed – a system Cuomo says, doesn’t work
Cuomo also proposed what he calls the nation’s most aggressive climate change program, additional infrastructure spending, and a new formula in terms of funding schools.
Finally, Governor Cuomo re-stated his desire to see marijuana legalized for adults, saying that the budget is the best option towards getting it passed.
The son of ex-Republican Congressman Chris Collins will find out later this week if he’ll be spending time in prison.
Cameron Collins is set to be sentenced on Thursday after pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit securities fraud.
On Friday, his father received a sentence of 26 months behind bars following his guilty plea to federal insider trading charges.
Hall of Fame Quarterback Jim Kelly is lending his voice to local politics.
Kelly has endorsed GOP candidate Beth Parlato for the congressional seat vacated by Chris Collins.
Kelly said Parlato is strong conservative who can win the special election in April.
State Senators Chris Jacobs of Buffalo, and Rob Ortt of North Tonawanda are also seeking the GOP endorsement.
Nate McMurray, a Democrat, is also seeking the seat.