Government & Politics News
- State audit criticizes RGRTA salary bonuses
An audit by state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli has found top executives at Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority collected 57 percent of the organization’s salary bonuses over a three-year period because the authority rewarded collective achievements instead of individual efforts.
- In the zone
Many economic development strategies rely on special funding and tax breaks; by contrast, the Rochester Downtown Innovation Zone is an idea and an attitude, which together could prove to be a powerful magnet.
- Bill calls for local control over sex offender restrictions
State Sen. Rich Funke wants municipalities to have authority to establish residency restrictions for sex offenders.
- Excell Partners receives $2M grant
- Rochester Community Coalition picks 2015 priorities
- Net neutrality matters
Net neutrality has been debated long enough. The FCC should act now.
- Readers weigh in on Broad St. proposals
Nearly three-quarters of the respondents to this week’s Rochester Business Journal Daily Report Snap Poll say redevelopment of the historic Broad Street Aqueduct is important for future downtown economic development.
- What's needed now
Without some prudent business risk-taking, this area could find itself playing catch-up with the broader economy.
- $15M rehab slated for site
- Prospects for capital look up, but holes remain
- Financial institutions court younger customer base
- Excell Partners receives $2M grant to invest in businesses
Excell Partners LLC has received $2 million to invest in pre-seed stage businesses as part of $5 million in total grants announced Thursday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to support investment firms.
- Four area housing authorities receive federal funding
Four Rochester region area housing authorities have received a collective $4.2 million in funding through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to modernize and develop public housing.
- Warren delivers upbeat State of the City speech, marks progress
Mayor Lovely Warren, acknowledging that "our city is struggling," with a high rate of childhood poverty and concentrated pockets of joblessness, Thursday evening vowed that "our best days are ahead."
- RIT computing college dean to attend White House Summit
The dean of the B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences at Rochester Institute of Technology has been invited to attend the White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection at Stanford University in California.
- Ontario County town receives federal funding
The Town of Richmond in Ontario County is to receive a $368,000 grant and a $455,000 federal loan to support water and infrastructure improvements, Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, both D-N.Y., announced Tuesday.
- Cuomo's Medicaid Redesign Team is full steam ahead for reform
- Morelle to back Heastie for speaker
Assemblyman Joseph Morelle will not seek the state Assembly speaker position. Morelle, D-Irondequoit, the Assembly majority leader, said in a statement late Friday morning he will back Assemblyman Carl Heastie, D-Bronx. Morelle was one of several candidates vying to succeed Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, who is facing federal corruption charges.