Governor Cuomo today said that the “State of The State” address that he will deliver tomorrow afternoon would be his most ambitious one yet:
Cuomo outlined a transportation and infrastructure plan in New York City this morning, as part of his “Opportunity Agenda 2015″
State Police responded Sunday to a report of a 1-car fatal accident in the town of Otsego. The accident occurred at around 12:40 early Sunday morning on County route 22, where 18-year-old Jacob Matteson of Richfield Springs drifted into the opposing lane, overcorrected & overturned & landed on the roof. Matteson was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office and the State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit are investigating a 1-car accident from Sunday morning on State Highway 30 in the Town of Colchester. 44-year-old Shawn Maynard of Randolph, New York failed to negotiate a curve and struck an earth embankment, causing the vehicle to overturn, 20 year old Candice Brown of Salamanca New York was ejected from the vehicle. Maynard and Brown were taken to Delaware Valley Hospital in Walton; Brown was later transferred to Wilson Hospital in Johnson City, where she was listed in critical condition. Maynard was treated at Delaware Valley Hospital and released. Sheriff’s Deputies are waiting for toxicology results; Maynard may face criminal charges upon completion of that testing and the collision reconstruction investigation.
The State Department of Labor today announced the Region’s Top 5 Trending Jobs for 2015, selected by labor market analysts based on occupational survey data and the projected needs of their region. Job expected to see greater than normal growth are Industrial Machinery Mechanic, Certified Nursing Assistant, Electrician, Welder, & Registered Nurse. The Jobs Express website at jobs.ny.gov, has tens of thousands of jobs available.
State tax collections of just under $8 billion were $474.2 million higher than expected in December according to the December cash report issued by State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli. The state has also collected $4.2 billion from financial settlements since April, approximately $3.9 billion more than initially anticipated, with another $1.3 billion expected. Total receipts increased 6.5% through December 31st due to settlements and assessment revenues. Tax collections through the first three quarters increased 1.5% Spending from All Funds through December 31st was up by 5.3% from a year earlier, because of Medicaid and spending for education.
Matthew Libous has waived his right to a jury trial, according to U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, which will bring his case will go before a judge in a bench trial. Matthew Libous was indicted by a federal grand jury following allegations of obstructing the IRS & filing false tax returns. Matthew Libous is the son of Area State Senator Tom Libous.