Government

Cuomo, Legislature Name Ethics Commission Appointees

WXXI Capitol Bureau Correspondent Karen DeWitt reports since the new ethics law was signed last August, there has been a kind of limbo period, with no active investigations of lawmakers for any alleged ethics violations.

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MCC Board Chooses Kodak Over Sibley Building

Monroe Community College's Board of Trustees has voted to recommend the school's new downtown campus be built inside a building owned by Eastman Kodak.

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New York NOW: DEC's Chief on Hydrofracking

On a special edition of New York NOW, NY's top environmental regulator answers your hydrofracking questions. The program aired Friday night at 8:30 on WXXI-TV.

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$788 Million Awarded as All 10 Regions Get Economic Development Money

WXXI Capitol Bureau Correspondent Karen DeWitt reports all ten regions competing for economic development money were awarded some portion of $788 million dollars in a ceremony led by Governor Cuomo.

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Study Touting Economic Benefits of Fracking Skips Over NYS

WXXI Innovation Trail reporter Zack Seward says an industry-backed study says shale-gas extraction will continue to be a boon for the U.S. economy.

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Governor Cuomo Announces Economic Development Grant Winners

Governor Cuomo announced today the four winners among ten regions of New York State who submitted plans for economic development money.

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Lawmakers Defend Tax Increases, Critics Say Process Was Too Secretive

One day after Governor Cuomo and legislative leaders announced major changes in the state's tax code, lawmakers, who are voting on the measure, are busy portraying the deal in the best possible light.

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Occupy Buffalo Fighting Winter With Geodesic Dome

WXXI Innovation Trail reporter Daniel Robison looks at the latest efforts by protesters to battle the chilly weather and concerns about health and safety expressed by the city administration.

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Cuomo, Legislative Leaders Reach Deal to Change State Tax Code

WXXI Capitol Bureau Correspondent Karen DeWitt reports there is a deal in Albany to change the tax structure in New York State.

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Innovation Conversation: Following the Power Lines

WXXI's Innovation Trail hosted an hour-long discussion about energy and where it comes from - "Innovation Conversation: Following the Power Lines."

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