Government

President Obama Meets with Flight 3407 Families During Visit

President Barack Obama's brief three hour visit to western New York included a discussion about airline safety with the families of victims of the crash that killed dozens outside Buffalo last year.

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Legal Ruling Puts State Furlough Plan on Hold

A New York Judge has issued a temporary restraining order against Governor David Paterson's plan to furlough state workers beginning next week.

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Rochester City Budget Coming Friday, Cuts Expected

 

Rochester Mayor Robert Duffy says people can expect more cuts in the city's budget this year, due to be released on Friday.

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Governor Paterson One-on-One on State Finances

WXXI Capitol Bureau Correspondent Karen DeWitt interviewed NY Governor David Paterson about the dire financial situation in the state.

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Education Officials, Teachers Agree on Plan to Compete for Federal Funds

The State Education Commissioner has teamed up with the teachers unions to come up with a teacher evaluation system that Commissioner David Steiner says could improve New York's chances of winning federal Race to the Top money.

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Mayoral Control now Targeted for 2011

Mayor Robert Duffy now says that his plan to take control of the City School District will not happen in 2010.

Court Challenge is Next for State Furlough Plan

The state Legislature approved Governor Paterson's plan to furlough state workers one day a week even as thousands rallied against the plan around the state.

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Kagan Nominated to Supreme Court

President Obama nominated Solicitor General Elena Kagan to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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President Obama Coming to Buffalo

The President will deliver a speech next Thursday as part of his Main Street economic tour.

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Joe Bruno Sentenced to two Years in Prison

The former NY State Senate leader was sentenced late Thursday for his conviction on fraud charges.

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