Weekend News Brief
Written by Tom Tharp on September 19, 2020
Both Congressman Chris Jacobs and his democrat opponent released statements after the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg was announced late Friday. Jacobs praised her strength and how she had broken barriers for women and raised the standard for debate and discourse. MacMurray said “There is nothing I can say that you don’t already know” and challenged voters to get 3 more people to register and vote for and donate to his campaign.
Your COVID Update: Genesee county has 2 new cases breaking their almost week long streak of no new cases. Orleans county has no new cases. 6 new people are on travel quarantine in Genesee county and 10 new people are on travel quarantine in Orleans. There are 2 active cases in Genesee county and 4 in Orleans.
Police are investigating after a party in Rochester ended in gunfire and death. Early Saturday morning gunfire broke out at a party on Pennsylvania Ave leaving 2 dead and 14 injured. Those killed were an man and woman near 20 years old.
Governor Cuomo is fighting a lawsuit over Coronavirus Nursing Home deaths. The empire center submitted a request for accurate information about nursing home deaths due to COVID 19 through the freedom of information act. Albany says that it lost the information after Dr. Howard Zucker director of the state department of health said he had the information available and ready to be put out. The request turned into a lawsuit in August seeking the release of Health Emergency Response System Data. The empire Center alleges that the department of health has been undercounting COVID-19’s impact on New York’s nursing home residents by excluding those who succumbed to the virus outside the facilities, including after being admitted to a hospital.
Congressman Chris Jacobs praised President Trump for the 14 Billion dollars the Department of Agriculture has just released for assistance to farmers Friday. “With this additional $14 billion in coronavirus aid, farmers will be better equipped to weather the effects of the coronavirus and to continue to feed American families,” Jacobs said. “While this aid has helped the agriculture industry, more assistance is needed.” The $14 billion will support the second version of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, CFAP 2. The program was created to support growers and producers of agricultural commodities.