posted on December 09, 2010 07:23
One of the most debated Genesee County budgets in recent memory is now the law of the land.
The full legislature unanimously approved the $140.5 million budget last night.
County lawmakers had nothing to say about the budget prior to the vote.
The proposed elimination of the Genesee Justice program touched off a protest among law enforcement and judges.
Later, a scaled back version of Genesee Justice was approved that included the layoff of it's executive director.
The final budget approved last night holds the county tax rate at 9-dollars, 82-cents per thousand.
In neighboring Orleans County, the legislature there last night approved a 72-million dollar budget that increases taxes by 8.6 percent.
An Orleans County man is safe after crashing his car into a creek in Murray and waiting on the roof for rescue. 26-year-old Derrick Bradley of Holley was treated and released from Strong Memorial following Tuesday's crash. Deputies said Bradley lost control of his car on Kendall Road just. The vehicle became airborne, struck some trees while in the air, flew over a guardrail and plummeted into a creek 30 feet off the road.
Police say Bradley climbed onto the roof of the car to avoid the chilly water. No charges were filed.
What are they doing with their computers at City Hall in Geneva?
The New York State Comptroller's office alleges city officials in Geneva misused computers for pornography and internet gambling.
The audit indicates one computer at City Hall was used for porn, dating websites and job searches.
The report recommends that the city beef up its security system and monitor more closely what employees are using the computers for.
Voters may think Governor-elect Andrew Cuomo will be a good governor, but fewer think he'll be able to fix all the state's issues. A Quinnipiac University poll finds that 45% of voters believe Cuomo's efforts to fix the state's government will be a failure. The poll found that 89% of voters believe the government is broken and needs to be fixed, but most also believe the legislature won't cooperate to make changes. The poll surveyed over 1,600 registered voters.