This Week
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  • The Health Care Achievement Awards 2017 supplement.

Government & Politics News

  • A boost for electric cars
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced a $70 million program to provide electric car rebates and pay for an outreach initiative—another step toward greater market acceptance.
  • Majority: Firing hurts corruption fight
    This month President Donald Trump fired Preet Bharara as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York after the prosecutor reportedly declined to resign. Roughly 67 percent of respondents to this week’s RBJ Snap Poll expect his departure to hurt efforts to reduce corruption in New York.
  • City proposes quadrupling fines for littering
    The Rochester City Council is going after the litter bugs. City officials have proposed more than quadrupling fines for littering as part of a new effort to clean up city streets. 
  • 5Linx co-founders accused of fraud
    The three co-founders of 5Linx Enterprises Inc., one of the fastest-growing companies in the Rochester area, are facing federal fraud charges accusing them of cheating investors out of $4 million.
  • Democratic committees give mayoral endorsements
    Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren picked up her first Democratic committee endorsement Wednesday night from Legislative District 24 but is still behind challenger James Sheppard in assembling the votes needed to get the party’s backing.
  • Democratic committees give mayoral endorsements
    Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren picked up her first Democratic committee endorsement Wednesday night from Legislative District 24 but is still behind challenger James Sheppard in assembling the votes needed to get the party’s backing. 
  • COMIDA OKs $3.6M townhome project in East End
    A local developer received tax breaks Tuesday on a $3.6 million project to build townhomes in the center city.
  • OFD Foods to build $25 million facility, add 30 jobs in Henrietta
    A leading supplier of freeze-dried food to the U.S. Military plans to build a $25 million, 50,000-square-foot facility in Henrietta. The move is expected to add 30 local full-time jobs.
  • N.C. firm joins AIM Photonics
    The American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics announced a new member: Coventor Inc., a semiconductor process modeling software company.
  • City launches new FOIL system
    The city of Rochester has a new, and supposedly faster, system for handling requests for accident and crime reports as well as information from City Hall under the Freedom of Information Law.
  • Unemployment rate unchanged; jobs decline
    Rochester’s economy faltered in the first month of the new year, the state Department of Labor reported this week.
  • Warren names Alexander as deputy mayor
    The city of Rochester has a new deputy mayor. Mayor Lovely Warren announced the appointment of Cedric Alexander, a former city police chief and nationally known expert on police-community relations, to the post Monday.
  • Suburban Democrats play role in city endorsements
    Suburban Democrats are playing a role in deciding who gets endorsed by the party to run for Rochester city offices.
  • Deporting immigrants could slow U.S. economy
    If President Donald Trump’s hardline stance on illegal immigration leads to large-scale deportations, among those hurt could be the U.S. economy.
  • Suburban Democrats play role in city endorsements
    Suburban Democrats are playing a role in deciding who gets endorsed by the party to run for Rochester city offices.
  • Officials push for more infrastructure funding
    Assemblyman Mark Johns, R-Webster, this week joined lawmakers and highway superintendents across the state to rally for an increase to the Consolidated Local Street and Highway Improvement Program to obtain more infrastructure funding for Monroe County. 
  • Sheppard wins first endorsements
    Rochester mayoral candidate James Sheppard, a county legislator and former police chief, won the endorsement of Democratic committees representing three legislative districts Tuesday night, beating out incumbent Mayor Lovely Warren and a third Democrat, former broadcast journalist Rachel Barnhart.
  • Slaughter pushes for funding for MCC optics program
    Rep. Louise Slaughter is pushing for federal funding for the optics program at Monroe Community College.
  • Mayor Warren announces re-election bid
    Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren launched her re-election campaign to a room packed cheek to jowl at Brue Coffee on Monday night, making her the fourth entrant in a potentially contentious mayoral race
  • Fed bides its time as inflation remains below target
    In a recent report to both the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen gave a detailed view of the U.S. economy and monetary policy actions. 
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