Government & Politics News
- Rochester contracts among those approved by state comptroller
The state comptroller has approved 1,462 contracts valued at $1.72 billion and payments of almost $6.3 million in July, including four that affect the Rochester area.
- Area sees dip in unemployment rate
Rochester’s economy continued its improvement last month, with private-sector job gains and a decrease in the unemployment rate, the state Department of Labor reported Tuesday.
- Keuka Commons opens on college campus
The Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council on Friday announced the opening of the Keuka Commons building on the Keuka College campus.
- Crestwood modifies LPG plan; activists to continue fight
- Council considers new law: Some landlords upset by income source rule
A proposal before the Rochester City Council has upset some local landlords, but the same law has been in effect in Buffalo for 10 years without causing many problems, housing officials there said.
- Leading during difficult times
Rochester Police Chief Michael Ciminelli leads a department with 850 employees
- Colleges consider all factors in protecting students
- Finger Lakes area residents pay among highest property taxes
Finger Lakes residents pay some of the highest property taxes in the state, a new report from an Albany think tank shows. The highest property tax bills on median-value homes in 2015 primarily were in Pittsford, Mendon and Victor, the report shows.
- Rochester Chamber initiative receives innovation award
The Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives has named Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce Health Care Initiative and Blood Pressure Collaborative a recipient of its 2016 Regional Innovation Award.
- State funding announced for energy efficient housing
Builders and housing developers across the state are in line to receive $16 million for the design and construction of energy efficient housing.
- Airport to get $1.9M for new facility
Greater Rochester International Airport is slated to receive a $1.9 million grant to build a deicing facility.
- MCC launching homeland security program
Monroe Community College has announced a new certificate and degree program to begin this fall in homeland security.
- Readers name Reagan top president since 1960
Who is the best president since 1960? Reagan wins in a landslide.
- Dinolfo appoints Moore as Office of Public Integrity director
Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo has appointed the county’s public safety director, David Moore, to the newly created position of director of the Office of Public Integrity.
- 25th race is repeat of 2014
- Snap Poll: Economy is rigged, most readers believe
Presidential hopefuls Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton don’t agree on much, but there’s at least one opinion they share: The U.S. economy is rigged. And more than three-quarters of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll agree.
- Small Business Council launches school supply drive
The Small Business Council of Rochester is working to ensure local students are prepared for school this fall by urging area business to donate school supplies.
- RIT's Stendardi takes RDDC leadership post
- Study identifies two options for performing arts center
Consultants hired to study options for a performing arts center downtown have come up with two options—one at Midtown and the second at the intersection of Exchange Boulevard and Court Street.
- Deadline for Parcel 5 proposals extended
Mayor Lovely Warren is extending the deadline for proposals to develop Midtown’s Parcel 5 until September.