Government & Politics News
- Veterans Business Council set for meeting
The Veterans Business Council’s June meeting will include a presentation by Nena Siverd, of the Veterans Outreach Council, who will talk about the agency’s employments services, the Upstate NY Serves Project and career management software.
- IEC gets multimillion dollar contract from defense firm
IEC Electronics Corp. has been awarded a three-year, $10.2 million contract.
- Library kicks off next phase of Rundel building renovation
The public phase of a $1.4 million capital campaign to renovate and restore the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County began Wednesday, the Friends & Foundation of the Rochester Public Library announced.
- City seeking proposals for Parcel 5 at Midtown site
The city of Rochester on Friday formally issued a request for proposals for the Parcel 5 at the former Midtown site, which already has been eyed for a performing arts center and casino.
- UR employment and impact continues to grow
The University of Rochester grew its total employment by 11 percent in the last two years, adding 2,844 jobs, a new report from the Center for Governmental Research Inc. states.
- Deadline approaches for Top 100 entries
Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce and KPMG LLP seek entries for the 30th annual Rochester Chamber Top 100 program. The deadline to enter is June 24.
- $100 million first phase of Sibley Square project kicks off
Developers of the Sibley building, now called Sibley Square, held a groundbreaking event at the downtown site Monday. The $100 million first phase of the $200 million redevelopment project includes the construction of 96 apartments, retail, office space, senior living residences and a rehabilitation of the facade and windows.
- Skepticism greets proposals
- The productivity puzzle
Slow productivity growth has marked the period since the recovery began a half-dozen years ago.
- Snap Poll: Albany corruption is 'serious' problem
All RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll respondents say they think corruption in state government is a serious problem for New York, with 89 percent saying it’s “very serious,” and 11 percent saying it’s “somewhat serious.”
- State expands credit to wine, spirits and cider industries
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday the Beer Production Credit—now known as the Alcohol Production Credit—has been expanded to include the state’s wine, spirits and cider industries.
- County investment rating affirmed, outlook improved
Monroe County’s fiscal outlook is on the upswing, with the county receiving an improved outlook in a report Thursday from rating agencies Moody’s Investors Service Inc. and S&P Global Ratings, county officials said.
- Per-pupil spending highest in Honeoye
Honeoye spends more per pupil than any other public school district in Monroe and Ontario counties, according to an analysis of data that will appear in the 2016 RBJ Schools Report Card to be published tomorrow.
- Excell Partners leads seed financing for Traverse Biosciences
Excell Partners was a leader in providing $500,000 in convertible debt financing to support operations and advance product development efforts for Traverse Biosciences, officials announced Wednesday.
- Report gives N.Y. poor marks for manufacturing, tax climate
New York earned abysmal marks for its manufacturing, tax climate and other economic indicators in a new report from Ball State’s Center for Business and Economic Research.
- Finger Lakes region to receive $1.7M in rail grants
The Finger Lakes region will receive nearly $1.7 million in grants for rail infrastructure improvements, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday.
- City receives performing arts center proposals, one with casino
The city of Rochester has received two proposals to build a performing arts center—one along with a casino plan--at Midtown’s Parcel Five on East Main Street, Mayor Lovely Warren announced Monday.
- Report ranks N.Y. economy among top 10
New York ranks as the eighth best state for its economy, a new report from WalletHub states.
- Casino shoots to open Feb. 1
The $440 million del Lago Resort & Casino in Tyre, Seneca County, is on track to open Feb. 1, its leaders said this week. The first employees have been hired with plans to add more than 1,000 workers beginning by year-end.
- Two dozen contractors on the job