Government & Politics News
- Cuomo visits Rochester brewery to unveil alcohol-related legislation
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced new legislation aimed at modernizing the state’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Law, detailing the changes during a visit to Rochester on Wednesday.
- COMIDA OKs nearly $2.5M in tax breaks for Sibley Building
The County of Monroe Industrial Development Agency approved Tuesday nearly $2.5 million in exemptions for the developers of the Sibley Building downtown in two separate resolutions.
- Business activity declines for N.Y. manufacturers
Business activity declined for New York manufacturers in May, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Empire State Manufacturing survey shows.
- Summit to explore city's expected revival
Rochester’s downtown is ripe for revitalization, and an innovation economy could be the architect for that renaissance, community leaders and experts say.
- Three area projects rejected in N.Y. contest
- Most readers oppose downtown casino
A new proposal has brought fresh attention to the topic of locating a casino in downtown Rochester—an idea first raised more than a decade ago. As before, the idea has both fans and foes.
- Carballada to succeed Redon as deputy mayor
Carlos Carballada is returning to City Hall. Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren on Friday said she has picked Carballada to serve as deputy mayor. He will succeed Leonard Redon, who is retiring.
- Sustainability event attracts leaders of some 100 companies
State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli traveled to Rochester Monday to take part in a panel at the Rochester Institute of Technology that drew leaders from 100 local companies.
- The Silver sentence
In Albany, there has been much talk about getting tough on corruption, but little action. Not so in federal court.
- Three LDC defendants sentenced
The three remaining defendants were sentenced Friday in a bid-rigging conspiracy that illegally steered multimillion-dollar public works contracts for Monroe County to favored and connected companies, state officials said.
- FOMC rate hike in June seems unlikely
- New York home prices show impressive rise
- Public Health Institute CEO to discuss care inequities at RIT
Mary Pittman, CEO and president of the Public Health Institute, will discuss health care inequities among the vulnerable during a public appearance at Rochester Institute of Technology Friday.
- 'Absolutely Abby' featured at upcoming workshop
The Rochester Professional Consultants Network will play host to Abby Kohut for a workshop on “Using Your Brand to Move From New to Known.”
- Harris unit receives $29 million in orders
Harris Corp.’s Rochester-based Communications Systems’ business has received two orders totaling $29 million to provide its tactical radios to an undisclosed customer in Europe.
- Companies serious about social responsibility
- Launch NY sees impact on region
- Operating overseas involves meticulous planning
- Pfizer to pay N.Y. $55.6M to resolve Wyeth lawsuit
New York is in line to get a $55.6 million as the state’s share of a $784.6 million settlement between Pfizer Inc.’s Wyeth subsidiary and federal and U.S. state governments, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Wednesday.
- Rochester ranks poorly among best for Hispanic entrepreneurs
Rochester ranks among the worst cities nationwide for its friendliness toward Hispanic entrepreneurs, a new report from WalletHub shows.