WXXI's Innovation Trail project presents a special series on New York State's new Regional Economic Development Councils. In part three, Daniel Robison looks at how conflicts of interest will be handled.
Governor Cuomo and his top aides are still trying to assess the cost of all of the damage caused by flooding from storms Irene and Lee, and attempting to figure out how much the state will have to pay, and where the money will come from.
Voter turnout was light in many districts as Democrats in the City of Rochester chose incumbents Malik Evans, Willa Powell and Melisza Campos and first-time winner Mary Adams to run on the party line in November's general election.
Governor Andrew Cuomo says he does not think the 2% property tax cap enacted into law earlier this year will put a damper on local governments' efforts to raise funds to clean up flood damage from tropical storm Irene.
State Insurance superintendent Benjamin Lawsky says his office has had reports that some New Yorkers flooded during Irene are incorrectly being told by their insurance companies that their flood insurance does not cover damages.
In an interview with WXXI Capitol Bureau Correspondent Karen DeWitt, Governor Cuomo says three days of traveling the state have shown him "breathtaking devastation" and New Yorkers' "spirit of community."