Government & Politics News
- RGRTA to hold public session on upcoming plans
Rochester Genesee Regional Transportation Authority plans to hold a public information session on Monday to discuss upcoming plans for RGRTA.
- Majority against opting out of state tests
Fifty-seven percent of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll think parents who chose to opt their children out of the Common Core standardized tests made the wrong decision.
- Programs to help low-income homeowners
The Rochester Area Community Foundation and a Syracuse non-profit plan to help launch new programs to help low-income Rochester-area and central New York homeowners make energy saving repairs and improvements, state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Thursday.
- Optimax president to participate in White House summit
A local business leader is participating in a White House national summit Friday focused on the need to “upskill” America’s workforce.
- Schumer says DOT proposal would hurt area manufacturers
Sen. Charles Schumer is urging the U.S. Department of Transportation to reconsider and clarify a proposal that could hurt Rochester-area manufacturers of buses and trains and put hundreds of jobs at risk.
- Region's unemployment rate drops
A drop in the unemployment rate and a rise in the number of jobs have the Rochester area economy looking good the last several months.
- State site lists record number of available jobs
A record number of available jobs have been posted on the New York State Jobs Express website, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced this week.
- Rochester ranks high for budgeting prowess
Rochesterians know how to budget, a new report from WalletHub shows.
- Report shows N.Y. small-business owners upbeat
Small-business owners in New York have a positive outlook for business prospects over the next six months, but hiring plans are down, a new report from American Express Open shows.
- RIT named among top 'green colleges' by Princeton Review
Rochester Institute of Technology has been named one of North America’s greenest universities by the Princeton Review.
- Gas plan fray nears key point
- Report shows growing impact of N.Y.'s craft beer industry
The New York craft beer industry grew by 59 percent last year with an estimated economic impact of $3.5 billion, a report states.
- Rochester region added jobs in March
Rochester continued to add jobs last month, the state Department of Labor reported Thursday.
- Frankel to run again for Monroe County executive
Sandra Frankel, former Brighton town supervisor, on Wednesday announced her candidacy for the post of Monroe County executive, earning the support of local Democratic leaders.
- House legislation contains $2.32 million for port dredging
A project to dredge the Port of Rochester is on track to receive $2.32 million in new funding, Rep. Louise Slaughter said Wednesday.
- Mayor calls for halt of downtown student bus transfers
Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren is calling on the Rochester Genesee Regional Transportation Authority and Rochester City School District to stop transferring students in downtown Rochester, following violent incidences at the transit center.
- N.Y. ranks No. 35 for taxpayer ROI, report finds
New York ranks in the bottom half of states for its taxpayer return on investment, a report from WalletHub shows.
- ALEC report ranks N.Y. worst for economic outlook
The American Legislative Exchange Council has ranked New York as the worst state for its economic outlook.
- A higher hurdle
Everyone knows the tax code needs to be fixed. But how? That’s the vexing question.
- Ridesharing is what Rochester residents need
Lyft gives people who need flexible work hours a chance to make a little extra money and get to know our neighbors at the same time.