Morning News Brief
Written by Tom Tharp on April 1, 2022
The Supreme Court of New York State has rejected the Democrat redistricting map that the legislature proposed. Judge Patrick McAllister said in a Thursday ruling that maps redrawing the state’s congressional districts were gerrymandered to benefit Democrats. McAllister said those districts must be redrawn, along with the legislative districts, in a way that attracted at least some bipartisan support. The judge gave lawmakers until April 11 to try again. If they can’t come up with a map that the judge agrees with then a court appointed expert will be paid to draw the map. Governor Kathy Hochul announced that her office would be appealing the decision.
The job market in Genesee county is doing pretty well according to a New York State Labor Department report for the month of February. The Unemployment rate is down to 4.1 percent which is the lowest it’s been in February since 1990 and down from 6.2 percent this time in 2021. The amount of people looking for work or actively working, the number of non farm jobs and the number of private sector jobs are all up while the number of unemployed people is down. The same can’t be said for New York State where the average rate of unemployment and underemployment is 12.2 percent and the national rate is 9.4.
Your Skippy Peanut Butter may be tainted with stainless steel fragments according to Skippy Foods LLC. The company is recalling over 150 thousand pounds of peanut butter after a piece of machinery used in making the peanut butter dropped some metal in the jars. Skippy reduced fat creamy, reduced fat chunky, and creamy peanut butter blended with plant protein are part of the recall. Check out wbtai.com for the complete list of products being recalled.
Products subject to the recall include:
SKIPPY Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter, 40oz with a Best if Used By date of MAY0423 or MAY0523.
SKIPPY Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter – Club, 2/40oz with a Best if Used By date of MAY0523.
SKIPPY Reduced Fat Chunky Peanut Butter, 16.3oz with a Best if Used By date of MAY0623 or MAY0723.
SKIPPY Creamy Peanut Butter Blended With Plant Protein, 14oz with a Best if Used By date of MAY1023.
A man in Batavia is nearly 600 thousand dollars richer thanks to a 1 million dollar winning scratch off ticket bought at Harry’s Niagara on East Main Street. Carl Ribbeck Jr bought a 25X scratch off game and found it was worth a million bucks. He took the lump sum option which awarded him 579,390 dollars after taxes.
St Paul Lutheran Church and School is having a Chicken Barbeque Sunday from 11 to 2 to benefit their school. You can reserve your meals early by going to the church office or calling 585 356 8789. Tickets are 14 dollars a piece. This is a drive through barbeque.