Government & Politics News
- Area's unemployment rate falls to 4.5 percent
Rochester’s unemployment rate continued to fall in October, as the number of private-sector and non-farm jobs rose, the state Department of Labor reported Tuesday.
- Efforts inject growth, expand customer base
- Most worried about terror attack threat
Nearly three-quarters of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll are personally worried about the threat of a terrorist attack, and 29 percent report being very worried.
- Rochester region sees increase in jobs in October
Rochester’s economy continues to improve, with increases in both private-sector and non-farm jobs in October.
- Slaughter pushes to include $68M in budget for UR's laser lab
Rep. Louise Slaughter, D-Perinton, said Wednesday she is pushing the United States Congress to include $68 million in its annual budget for the University of Rochester’s Laboratory for Laser Energetics.
- City of Rochester, Monroe County unite to improve fiber ring
The city of Rochester and Monroe County are working together to find ways to study the current fiber optic system and make improvements to fiber connectivity throughout the county.
- Rebuild NY Now kicks off funding parity campaign
A coalition of community and political leaders is calling on Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state Legislature to support Western New York’s infrastructure.
- Morgan ready to move forward with University Ave. apartments
Morgan Management LLC is moving forward with its plan to create luxury apartments at 933 University Ave., with the project slated to begin in the spring.
- Communities submit revitalization plans for contest
Three communities—LeRoy, Livingston County and Webster—have submitted revitalization plans as part of the America’s Best Communities Prize Competition.
- Study looks at plans for aging disabled staff
- Going metro
Going metro: The Chase Tower sports a new name and plans for residential tenants to arrive in the spring.
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- Dinolfo begins work on post-election plans
- State to get $8.5M in settlement over alleged Medicaid overcharges
New York will see $8.5 million as its share of a $54 million settlement over alleged Medicaid overcharges by the prescription drug companies AstraZenca L.P. and Israel-based Teva Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Cephalon Inc. U.S. unit, state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Wednesday.
- Organizations form coalition against proposed minimum wage hike
Twenty-six New York organizations, including Rochester Business Alliance Inc. and Unshackle Upstate, announced at an Albany rally on Wednesday that they have formed a coalition to fight a proposed rise in the state’s minimum hourly wage to $15.
- SentrySafe to lay off 301 local jobs beginning in January
The owner of the homegrown firm SentrySafe will begin cutting local jobs in January as the business prepares to move operations out of state.
- Dinolfo wins race to succeed Brooks as Monroe County executive
Republican Cheryl Dinolfo swept to victory Tuesday in the contest for the Monroe County executive’s post, defeating Democrat Sandra Frankel and Green Party candidate Rajesh Barnabas.
- Control clash leads to change at top of RCSD
- Dealer sues IDA over road
- For Rochester Top 100, total revenue and total employment grew
After taking a dip last year, total revenues logged by the firms, as a group, making up the 2015 Rochester Top 100 fastest-growing private companies climbed more than 7 percent. The Top 100 list is made up of independently owned, private companies based in the RBA’s coverage area.