Government

Gov. Cuomo Assesses Damage from the Air

WXXI Capitol Bureau Correspondent Karen DeWitt joined Governor Andrew Cuomo on a helicopter tour to survey flooding and wind damage from Hurricane Irene.

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Council President Lovely Warren on Mayoral Succession

Rochester City Council President Lovely Warren talked about Friday's expected vote on a city charter change on mayoral succession on WXXI-AM.

Community Leaders Attend Gang Awareness Training

A three day course on how gangs operate here in Rochester is teaching some community members how to help young people stay out of gangs.

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Maffei to Run Against Buerkle in Rematch

Former Congressman Dan Maffei says he'll try to win his old job back by running against incumbent Ann Marie Buerkle in 2012.

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President Continues to Falter in Poll of NYS Voters

WXXI Capitol Bureau Correspondent Karen DeWitt reports a Siena College poll finds while the President is still viewed favorably by more than half of those surveyed, two thirds think he is doing only a fair or poor job in office.

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Groups Ask to Extend Fracking Comment Period

Environmental and government reform groups are calling on Governor Cuomo's Environmental Department to triple the amount of time for public comments on proposed rules for hydro-fracking in New York.

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What Would You Ask the Candidates for School Board?

WXXI and our Voice of the Voter partners want to know what questions you'd like us to ask city school board candidates in a series of interviews that will air before the upcoming Democratic primary.

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Independent Redistricting Could Result in Less Gridlock, Expert Says

WXXI Capitol Bureau Correspondent Karen Dewitt reports the state legislature's task force on redistricting continues its work despite a promised veto from the governor and public support for an independent commission.

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RCSD Interim Superintendent Vargas on WXXI-TV

On Need to Know Rochester, Interim Rochester City School Superintendent Bolgen Vargas talked about progress in his first months on the job. (Aired August 12, 2011)

DiNapoli Proposes Remedial Fund for Fracking

New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli is proposing a remedial fund for hydrofracking, similar to the state's oil spill fund, to reimburse citizens if they suffer environmental damage from the gas drilling process.

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