Government

Poll Shows Cuomo More Popular than Neighboring State Governors

A poll conducted during the end of New York's legislative session finds Governor Andrew Cuomo is more popular than governors in neighboring states.

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Analyzing the Impact of Same Sex Marriage Approval

An increase in the number of weddings might not be the only change the new same sex marriage law brings. WXXI News Director Julie Philipp reports on the impact on economic and political fortunes as well.

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Summer Food Program Fights Attendance Drop

The number of kids taking advantage of Rochester's free Summer Foods Program has fallen dramatically. WXXI News looks at what's being done to make sure poor children get the healthy food they need.

Late Night for Legislature, but No Action on Gay Marriage

WXXI Capitol Bureau Correspondent Karen DeWitt is shadowing state lawmakers in their marathon negotiations over end of session issues like approving same sex marriage.

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Hydro-powered Library One Step Closer to Reality

WXXI Innovation Trail reporter Zack Seward explains the city wants to use river water and a 19th century millrace to power the library.

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Cuomo Still Hopeful on Same Sex Marriage Bill

The State Senate has delayed for another day the decision on whether to bring the same sex marriage bill up for a vote. Governor Cuomo continues to be "cautiously optimistic" about its chances for passage.

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Arrest of Woman Recording Video Sparks Controversy

The Rochester Police Department has launched an internal investigation into the arrest of a woman videotaping a traffic stop in the 19th Ward.

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Cuomo "Cautiously Optimistic" on Same Sex Marriage

WXXI Capitol Bureau Correspondent Karen DeWitt reports Governor Andrew Cuomo says he's "cautiously optimistic" that a same sex marriage bill will be voted on the floor of the State Senate before legislators wrap up their session later this week.

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President to Address Nation on Afghanistan Plans

President Obama is expected to detail the pace and size of troop withdrawal from Afghanistan in a nationally televised speech on WXXI-TV tonight at 8:00.

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Gas Leases Impact Home Lending

Gas companies still have to wait to drill in the Marcellus Shale until the state finishes writing drilling rules. But local banks say they're already restricted from issuing mortgage or home equity loans on some properties leased for drilling.

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