Government & Politics News
- Snap Poll: Readers divided on millionaires' tax
Readers are narrowly divided on whether New York’s so-called “millionaires’ tax” should be allowed to expire this year.
- Can Trump bring back U.S. manufacturing jobs?
Trying to recreate the U.S. manufacturing sector of the 1950s and 1960s would be difficult and costly.
- Area taxi drivers argue against ridesharing
Rochester-area taxi drivers spoke out against ridesharing deregulation Friday, two weeks after the state Senate passed legislation allowing ride-hailing services to operate in Upstate New York.
- Cut property taxes by finding efficiencies in government
- Officials pay tribute to Thomas Frey, former Monroe County executive
Elected officials on Saturday paid tribute to former Monroe County Executive Thomas Frey, who passed away at Isaiah House earlier in the day.
- Cobblestone eyes launch of third fund in spring
- IRS, experts warn firms of all sizes about scams
- Suit comes amid background check questions
- Snap Poll: Readers favor challengers over mayor
James Sheppard and Rachel Barnhart outpoll incumbent Mayor Lovely Warren in the expected primary election matchup.
- Upstate New York deserves ridesharing too
Rochester is a vibrant and growing community worthy of ridesharing.
- Promoting effective local government in New York
The village of Cherry Creek recently voted, by a 2-1 ratio, to dissolve. Its residents and local officials should be applauded.
- Workshop to help firms with federal contracting
Local companies interested in doing business with the federal government can sign up for a free, one-day workshop offered next Thursday by the Monroe County Finger Lakes Procurement Technical Assistance Center.
- Geothermal rebate program announced
New Yorkers using geothermal installations to heat and cool their homes and businesses are in line to benefit from a $15 million program announced Tuesday.
- Barnhart formally announces mayoral bid
Rachel Barnhart formally announced her plan to run for mayor of Rochester on Monday, calling for a 50 percent cut in property taxes in three years if she is elected. Barnhart is the second Democrat to enter a race that is widely expected to be a three-way primary contest.
- Fed faces difficult call on level of rates
- Private workers’ compensation rose 2.2% in 2016
- Mayor has big money edge
- Foundations face costs with new N.Y. rules
- Most readers oppose president's order on refugees and immigration
Roughly 1,480 readers participated in this week’s Snap Poll, and more than half opposed the president's executive order.
- Mayor has big money edge
Widely expected to run for re-election this year, Lovely Warren would enter the race with a big advantage in money raised.