Government

Brookings: NY's "Clean Economy" is Second Largest in Country

WXXI Innovation Trail reporter Marie Cusick says a new report lists New York as second in the nation, behind only California, when it comes to its share of the "clean economy."

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Mayor Richards Announces Deputy Mayor Choice

Rochester Mayor Tom Richards introduced Leonard Redon as his selection for Deputy Mayor Wednesday morning at City Hall.

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Judicial Pay Commission Member Says Raises are Necessary

WXXI Capitol Bureau Correspondent Karen DeWitt reports a commission meeting to increase the pay for state judges says they will likely recommend "substantial" salary hikes for the judiciary, which has not received a raise in a dozen years.

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Cuomo Signs Law to Crack Down on Texting While Driving

Now that Governor Cuomo has signed the bill, texting while driving becomes a primary offense, and people can be pulled over for typing text messages, surfing the web, or playing video games on their smart phone.

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Cleveland Levels Vacant Homes to Revive Neighborhoods

The economically troubled Ohio city is tearing down thousands of empty foreclosed homes in hopes of putting eyesore and dangerous properties back to productive use - perhaps as community gardens, new businesses or even a vineyard.

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Governor Cuomo Visits Rochester Area

Governor Andrew Cuomo came to Monroe County Wednesday for a ceremonial signing of his property tax cap legislation.

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Details of State DEC's Drilling Plan

NY Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens says a number of safeguards will be required to ensure that homeowners drinking wells and public water supplies are not contaminated.

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URMC Lands NIH Grant for "Translational Science" Efforts

WXXI Innovation Trail reporter Zack Seward says the University of Rochester Medical Center is getting another infusion of federal cash to help fast-track medical research into real world treatments.

Need to Know Rochester: Analyzing Albany

After an unusually productive legislative session, we turn to the WXXI Capitol Bureau for in depth analysis on how the deals got done to advance Governor Andrew Cuomo's agenda.

State Appears Headed in New Direction on Natural Gas Drilling

New York's moratorium on the hydrofracking method of natural gas drilling may soon be over under new rules that will soon be coming out of the state's Department of Environmental Conservation.

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