Government & Politics News
- Schumer seeks change in rule that limits use of security software
Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., issued a call to the federal government on Wednesday to suspend a proposed rule that limits Upstate New York’s electrical power grid companies, banks and telecommunication companies from some protections against cyberattacks.
- Area firms named 43North semifinalists
Several area firms are among 110 semifinalists from a pool of more than 3,000 submissions in a Buffalo business idea competition with a first prize of $1 million.
- Biden announces photonics institute
Vice President Joe Biden came to Rochester Monday to announce a more than $600 million new photonics institute—the American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics—that will be launched over the next five years.
- Panel recommends $15 hourly wage for fast-food workers
- The third way
How to plug New York’s glaring “LLC loophole”? Let’s count the ways.
- Biden slated for Monday visit to Rochester
Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to visit Rochester Monday. He is expected on Monday to announce Rochester will be the headquarters of a federal photonics manufacturing institute that could mean many jobs for local optical firms and the region.
- 'Go-shop' period ends on Home Properties acquisition
Home Properties Inc. announced Thursday the "go-shop" period set forth in the previously announced merger agreement entered into with affiliates of Lone Star Funds and UDR Inc. has expired.
- Wage board recommends $15 an hour for fast-food workers
The New York State Wage Board has unanimously recommended raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour for fast-food workers.
- COMIDA OKs breaks for vacant Terminal building redevelopment
The County of Monroe Industrial Development Agency has approved a $9.1 million project to develop a vacant building in the city of Rochester into a residential building with 61 residential units.
- Wine & Culinary Center to share $1.25M in state funds
New York Wine & Culinary Center in Canandaigua and Genesee County Chamber of Commerce will share part of more than $1.25 million in state grant money designated to boost tourism.
- Local government tax cap to be less than 1% in 2016
Property tax growth for local governments will be capped at less than 1 percent for the 2016 fiscal year, a report from state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli released Monday announced.
- More than money
An influx of state funds alone will not transform a regional economy.
- BlackBox devices seen as a way to guard soldiers
- Industrial remake
- Partnership, grant to boost region's beverage industry
A new partnership and a $200,000 state grant will aid in the growth of the beverage industry in the Finger Lakes region, state Department of Agriculture and Markets commissioner Richard Ball said Wednesday.
- Ted O'Brien to head state attorney general's local office
Former New York senator Ted O’Brien will head the state attorney general’s Rochester office, state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Wednesday.
- Monroe County Democratic Committee leader steps down
Monroe County Democratic Committee chair Dave Garretson is stepping down, announcing Wednesday that he would be leaving his post for personal reasons.
- Business conditions improve slightly for manufacturers
Business conditions improved slightly for New York manufacturers in July, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Empire State Manufacturing Survey shows.
- MCC gets funds to help students achieve academic success
Monroe Community College is receiving a $1.25 million grant to help low-income, first-generation students and students with disabilities to succeed in the classroom.
- N.J.-based Natcore to relocate headquarters to Rochester
Natcore Technology Inc., an N.J.-based solar company, Tuesday said it is moving its headquarters to Water Street in Rochester.