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Live Update from the NY Democratic Convention Plus Carolee Conklin on Rochester's Budget Plan

Thu, 05/27/2010 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

WXXI Capitol Bureau Correspondent Karen DeWitt joins us live from the NY Democratic Convention outside Albany. Also, City Council Finance Committee Chair Carolee Conklin takes an analytical look at what Mayor Duffy has called the tightest budget he's ever had to submit; We'll look at what it may mean if passed, and if the Council is likely to make any changes.

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What Mayor Duffy's Campaign for Lt. Governor Means for Rochester

Wed, 05/26/2010 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Andrew Cuomo's choice of Robert Duffy as running mate leads to many questions about the future of government in the city of Rochester. We'll talk with Assemblyman and County Democrat Chairman Joe Morelle, a member of City Council, political science professor Jim Bowers and WXXI Capitol Bureau Correspondent Karen DeWitt.

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Cuomo Enters Race, Has Big Lead in New Poll

NYS Attorney General Andrew Cuomo launched his campaign for governor -- online.

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Changes Could Make Soda Tax More Palatable

Facing stiff resistance in the state legislature, Governor Paterson has made changes in his proposal to tax soda and other sugary drinks.

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Mixed Media: A New Hyper-Local Newspaper

Our weekly look at media & technology focuses on a new local newspaper just launched for the Town & Village of Victor.

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New York State Ranks Second-to-Last in CEO Survey

New York State ranks 50th out of 51 in Chief Executive's annual survey of the best states to do business.

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New York's Parks Make Dubious List

The state's budget problems have led a national preservation group to place New York's Parks on their endangered list.

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Paterson Threatens to Keep Lawmakers in Albany

Governor David Paterson may order legislators to stay in Albany during the the time they'd normally be attending their political conventions.

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Made in Rochester

Fri, 05/21/2010 - 8:30pm - 9:00pm

A new survey shows conditions for New York manufacturers are improving.  This week on Need to Know Rochester, we take a look at the state of manufacturing in Greater Rochester.  Guests include:  Charles Roberts, VP of Operations at Harris RF Communications; Kevin Kelley, President of Rochester Tooling & Machining Association; and Scott Sittig, research analyst at the Center f

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From Cap and Gown to Resume in Hand

College graduates are facing several factors that make this one of the toughest job markets in years.

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