Government & Politics News
- Warren wants details on the firing of RHA head
Mayor Lovely Warren wants specifics regarding the Rochester Housing Authority’s decision to fire Alexander Castro as executive director, she states in a letter released Tuesday. The authority’s board voted to dismiss Castro at its Oct. 14 meeting.
- COMIDA OKs tax breaks for High Falls project
A local real estate entity was approved Tuesday for incentives totaling $60,792 to redevelop the Center at High Falls into mixed use at a cost of $1.57 million.
- URMC spinoff targets creation of 132 jobs
A University of Rochester Medical Center spinoff is one of 17 businesses across the state participating in the new initiative creating tax-free areas around colleges and universities
- Warren to appear on panel at U.S.-Canada border summit
Rochester’s Lovely Warren is among five mayors scheduled to discuss transportation and energy policy and relations among municipalities on both sides of the U.S.-Canada border during a summit this week in Buffalo.
- M&T to issue $2.9 million in refunds
M&T Bank Corp. will provide refunds totaling $2.9 million to 59,000 customers for deceptively advertising free checking accounts, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said Thursday.
- Report gives low marks to N.Y. on tax burden fairness
New York earned poor marks for its tax burden fairness, a new report from WalletHub shows.
- COMIDA approves tax breaks for Edge of the Wedge
Buckingham Properties LLC was approved Tuesday for tax exemptions totaling $481,326 to support its $5.2 million Edge of the Wedge development on South Clinton Avenue.
- Credit Unions
Ranked by total assets as of December 31, 2013.
- Highest-Paid Public Co. Executives, Part 1
Ranked by total 2013 compensation.
- Highest-Paid Public Co. Executives, Part 2
Ranked by total 2013 compensation.
- U.S. gives city $11.3 million for anti-poverty efforts
The city of Rochester will receive $11.3 million for anti-poverty activities, including nearly $8 million for the Community Development Block Grant program.
- Cuomo favorability drops, but he keeps lead over Astorino
In the first statewide opinion poll since news of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s possible involvement with the Moreland Commission ethics panel he created, his favorability rating dropped to 53 percent, the lowest since he took office three years ago.
- Major retailers agree to unit pricing for online, mobile apps
A new initiative by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman will bring unit pricing to the websites and mobile apps of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Costco Wholesale Corp., Walgreen Co., CVS Caremark Corp., Fresh Direct LLC, and Drugstore.com Inc.
- Warren proposes budget with property tax rate rise
Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren on Friday proposed a budget of nearly $500 million, up 3.6 percent from the current budget and with a property tax rate increase of nearly 2 percent.
- City of Rochester/REDCO - Assisted Projects
Ranked by amount of financial assistance during 2013
- COMIDA - Assisted Project
Ranked by amount of COMIDA assistance for projects approved during 2013.
- Pudup to run for 134th District Assembly seat
Former Monroe County sheriff’s deputy Gary Pudup will run on the Democratic ticket for the state Assembly’s 134th District seat vacated by Greece Supervisor William Reilich, officials said Friday.
- Rochester repo firm inks deal with AG
A Rochester vehicle repossession company is among 10 firms that inked a deal with state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to stop seizing some borrowers’ cars.
- State commits $3 million for center at Eastman Business Park
The state will commit $3 million to the Eastman Business Park Bioscience Manufacturing Center slated to begin construction later this year, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday.
- 5Linx generates $6.7M return for retirement fund
5Linx Enterprises Inc. has generated an estimated $6.7 million return, nearly four times the initial investment, for the New York State Common Retirement Fund, the state comptroller said Thursday.