posted on February 04, 2011 07:47
Two Genesee County residents are in Rochester’s Strong Memorial Hospital this morning recovering from injuries received in traffic accidents.
22-year-old Jordan Fleming of East Bethany-LeRoy Road suffered severe leg injuries when his car ran off the road near his home yesterday afternoon and struck a tree. Fleming was trapped in the wreckage for over an hour.
He is listed in satisfactory condition this morning.
An Alexander teenager remains in guarded condition at Strong memorial with injuries she suffered in a two car accident on Wednesday. 17-year-old Cassandra Koepp was a passenger in a car that crossed the centerline of Wortendyke road and collided with another vehicle.
The Genesee County Economic Development Center has approved a $9,000 sales tax exemption for the Days Inn and Super 8 motels. The owners plan to invest $220,000 in energy efficient windows and doors. The EDC says the public investment in the project, in the form of the sales tax exemption, will retain 21 jobs.
The low price of health benefits for teachers could be coming to an end. During his budget proposal Governor Cuomo stated school districts would be able to save nearly $600 million a year if they increased teachers' health insurance premiums to the level that state employees pay. Teachers currently pay lower health care rates than any of New York's government employees.
The governor's proposed budget assumes the state will collect millions in sales taxes on Native American tobacco sales
Andrew Cuomo's budget projects the state will receive $130 million from taxing cigarette sales on reservations to non-Native Americans.
The current budget ran into a mid-year deficit after Native American nations filed suit against the state for violating their sovereignty with the tax.
The tobacco tax on reservation sales has yet to be enforced.