Government & Politics News
- Outlook on area economy is mixed
Recent data have sent mixed signals about the Rochester-area economy, and respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll reflect the outlook.
- Report: Many in Monroe County unprepared for retirement
Generation Xers and baby boomers in Monroe County are struggling to afford basic necessities and are unprepared for retirement, a new report from AARP New York and Siena College suggests.
- $1 million state fund to benefit farmers
Farmers across New York are in line to receive grants from a $1 million fund announced Friday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
- Welfare system that discourages work ambitions needs fixing
- ROC Future's school report card to be issued
- Number of state's farm cideries triples in two years in state
The number of farm cideries in New York State has tripled in two years, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced this week.
- Rochester praised for LGBT inclusion in public policy
The city of Rochester scored a perfect 100 in a survey that measured support for LGBT people and workers and their inclusion in public policy.
- Landmark Society identifies sites for revitalization
The Landmark Society of Western New York Inc. has released its 2016 Five to Revive, a list of historic sites it has identified as opportunities for targeted, strategic revitalization.
- COMIDA approves Dome Arena project for tax breaks
The developers of the Dome Arena in Henrietta received tax incentives totaling nearly $974,000 from the County of Monroe Industrial Development Agency on Tuesday for a $12 million renovation and addition to the 100,000-square-foot building.
- Snap Poll: Most oppose pay hike for lawmakers
Nearly two-thirds of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll oppose an increase in New York lawmakers’ annual salary. A state commission has until mid-November to decide if state legislators will get their first pay hike since 1999.
- Step out of your comfort zone in retirement
- Making living spaces comfortable and safe
- Rochester to get grant for zombie homes
Rochester is in line to get a $350,000 grant to help the city deal with so-called zombie homes, state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Tuesday.
- Upstate consumer confidence dips in Q3
Confidence among upstate consumers fell in the third quarter but remained relatively high, a new report from Siena Research Institute shows.
- Harris Corp. business gets $10 million contract
Harris Corp.’s Rochester-based Communications Systems’ segment has received a $10 million order for its radios from the United States Army.
- Double-digit growth, but still that family feel
- New York ranks among worst states for tax climate
New York State is the second worst state to do business because of its taxes, a new report from the Tax Foundation shows.
- Comptroller: Monroe County under 'significant fiscal stress'
Monroe County is one of four counties, two cities and two towns in the state identified as suffering “significant fiscal stress,” a new report from the state comptroller states.
- Schumer: IRS contracts to add 600 jobs at ConServe, Pioneer
Two upstate companies, Perinton-based ConServe and Wyoming County-based Pioneer Credit Recovery Inc., have been awarded federal contracts to serve as private contractors helping the Internal Revenue Service collect unpaid taxes, Sen. Charles Schumer said Monday. The contracts are expected to bring 600 jobs across the two firms.
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