Midday News Brief

Written by on January 11, 2021

Governor Cuomo laying out his vision for the year ahead during his State of the State address today.
The Governor is expected to focus on several key issues including recreational marijuana legalization, sports betting and how to close a multi-billion dollar budget shortfall.
A portion of the speech will also center on New York’s continuing recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Because of the health crisis, the governor is presenting the State of the State virtually.


Chris Jacobs (R-NY)


Western New York Congressman Chris Jacobs continues his support of Donald Trump. Jacobs, while claiming he opposes the violent assault on the Capital, says he will not support any effect to impeach Trump or remove him from office. UIn a statement issued in response to WBTA News partner The Batavian  Jacobs said, “an impeachment proceeding would have, in his words, catastrophic effects on the civil fabric of the country.”



Starting today, over three million more New Yorkers will be eligible to start receiving COVID-19 vaccine.
Firefighters, teachers, public safety workers and residents over the age of 75 can use an online portal on the Department of Health website to sign up for their vaccinations.
However, it may take weeks for them to actually get vaccinated depending on how many doses the state receives.
Those shots will be administered at places like pharmacies, medical offices and hospitals.

Gasoline prices inching up in Batavia.
The triple A reports the average price of a gallon of regular at $2.31,
4-cents higher than last week, but 35-cents a gallon less than one year ago.

The Buffalo Bills are one step closer to the Super Bowl, and now they know who they’ll be playing this weekend. The AFC East champions are set to host Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens at Bills Stadium. Buffalo is coming off a thrilling 27 to 24 home victory over the Indianapolis Colts Saturday, which was the team’s first playoff win since 1995.
Kickoff for this Saturday’s contest is scheduled for 8:15 p-m.

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