Government & Politics News
- Relationship triangle draws third party into perilous waters
- Fiscal uncertainty leaves rate unchanged
- Engineers give New York poor grades for infrastructure
New York State has received a barely-passing grade for its infrastructure from the American Society of Civil Engineers.
- Small business job growth slows in September
The pace of small business employment growth slowed in September, the Paychex | IHS Small Business Jobs Index found.
- Employing a longtime interest
Peter Pecor was named the executive director of RochesterWorks in 2008
- Initiatives to tackle poverty earn kudos
- Harris Communications Systems receives $21 million order
Harris Corp.’s Rochester-based Communications Systems segment has received a $21 million order from an undisclosed Latin American nation for its tactical radios.
- Comptroller's report: County is under significant fiscal distress
Monroe County is under significant fiscal distress, a new report from Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli showed.
- Paychex, IHS to expand Small Business Job Index
The Paychex | IHS Small Business Jobs Index will be expanding this month, including more data and analysis in its monthly analysis of small-business employment trends.
- RPCN secures $1.5 million to improve behavioral health issues
The Regional Primary Care Network has won a $1.5 million grant to help it improve care for patients with behavioral health issues, Rep. Louise Slaughter, D-Fairport, said Tuesday.
- August unemployment rate drops to lowest level in eight years
Rochester’s unemployment rate last month dropped to its lowest level in nearly eight years, the state Department of Labor reported Tuesday.
- Schumer: Alstom on track to be provider of Amtrak high-speed trains
Amtrak is expected to select Alstom Transportation Inc.’s Hornell facility as the train provider for a $2.5 billion program to build the next generation of high-speed trains. The move will create more than 750 jobs statewide, including 400 at the facility in Hornell, Steuben County.
- Initiative sets steps to battle poverty here
- Region adds jobs in August; N.Y. unemployment rate at 7-year low
The Rochester metro area continues to add jobs, as the statewide jobless rate reached its lowest level in more than seven years last month, the state Department of Labor reported Thursday.
- UR researcher gets $2M grant for Alzheimer's-related study
A University of Rochester researcher has been awarded a $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health in a study designed to help in the fight against dementia, officials announced Thursday.
- Judge upholds fines issued against American Recycling
A judge has upheld fines issued two summers ago against Rochester packaging firm American Recycling & Manufacturing Co. Inc. The company must pay $154,800 in penalties for 18 alleged violations following an inspection by the Buffalo office of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
- Retailent Rochester finalizes local judges for contest
Retailent Rochester—a competition for revitalizing retail in the St. Paul quarter—has finalized a panel of area judges for its “Shark Tank” stage of the contest, officials announced Tuesday.
- COMIDA approves incentives for LiDestri facility in Greece
LiDestri Foods Inc. received sales tax exemptions Tuesday for a $2 million renovation project at its facility in Greece from the County of Monroe Industrial Development Agency.
- NOHMs gets $1.6M federal contract for batteries
NOHMs Technologies Inc. will partner with the U.S. Department of Energy and leading car manufacturers in a deal to develop electric vehicle batteries and improve performance, affordability and safety.
- State funding to boost food processing industry
Cornell University’s New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva, Ontario County, is getting $600,000 in state funding to purchase equipment aimed at helping the food processing industry.