posted on January 05, 2012 07:21
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says much was done during his first year in office, but much work looms ahead for the Empire State. In his state-of-the-state speech yesterday, Cuomo outlined his goals for the future – goals he hopes will create jobs and keep spending in check
The 54-year-old Cuomo stressed a theme he has sounded before - less government interference and bureaucracy helps to draw business back into the state.
It’s a theme welcomed by Republican State Senator Michael Ranzenhofer, who represents Genesee County. Cuomo is also calling for legalizing non-indian casinos…a move bitterly opposed by the Seneca Nation.
A missing Batavia boy has been found safe. Yesterday, we told you about 13-year-old Michael Smith who was last seen boarding a bus in Batavia with his mother, who did not have legal custody of him.
Michael was located by police in Cleveland. Batavia Police are treating the matter as a violation of custody and not a kidnapping.
The Genesee County Legislature has re-organized for a new term.
The nine member legislature has three new faces, but continues it’s lopsided political balance: eight Republicans and one Democrat.
Legislator Mary Pat Hancock, elected from the Towns of Batavia and Stafford, was re-named chairwoman.
She says a top priority for the legislature is mandate relief.
Hancock begins her 12th year as chairwoman of the county legislature.
Eastman Kodak could be filing for bankruptcy. The "Wall Street Journal" reports the legendary Rochester-based photography company is getting ready to seek Chapter 11 bankruptcy court protection. Kodak's stock has plummeted to 48 cents a share as of Wednesday afternoon, and the company will be delisted off the New York Stock Exchange if it stays below one dollar a share for six more months.
Genesee County’s New Year’s baby has arrived. Little Craig Michael Meyer didn’t arrive until January 2nd…but he’s the first born at UMMC for 2012. He is the son of Jennifer and Craig Meyer of Oakfield.