Government

Cuomo Optimistic Despite Wall St. Uncertainty

WXXI Capitol Bureau Correspondent Karen DeWitt reports Governor Cuomo says he's staying optimistic about Wall Street and the financial sector's future right now.

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Dow Sinks Again As President Urges Calm

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed below the 11,000 mark Monday. President Obama sought to calm the market jitters, saying the downgrade was not about the nation's fiscal soundness, but about its political impasse.

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How Regional Economic Councils Will Actually Work

WXXI Innovation Trail reporter Zack Seward provides in depth analysis of New York's new system of regional economic development councils.

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Redistricting Could Determine Which Party Controls Senate

WXXI Capitol Bureau Correspondent Karen DeWitt reports Republicans in the State Senate changed their position on the counting of state prison inmates for drawing new legislative district lines, required every ten years.

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Mayor Tom Richards on WXXI-TV

This week on Need to Know Rochester on WXXI-TV, Rochester Mayor Tom Richards talks about the pending sale of PAETEC and the impact on the Midtown Rising project in downtown Rochester.

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Mayor Richards Working to Court Windstream

Mayor Tom Richards says he's still trying to touch base with PAETEC's soon-to-be new owner to find out what the acquisition means for downtown Rochester.

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NYS Suffers 3rd Highest Negative Shift of Population 2000-2010

WXXI Capitol Bureau Correspondent Karen DeWitt reports New York State lost over one and half million people to other states from 2000 to 2010, according to a report by a think tank and based on data from the US Census Bureau.

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City to Study Train Station Options

Rochester city council recently signed off on a federally-funded scoping study for a new downtown transportation center. But the city estimates the new station won't be up and running until 2015 at the earliest.

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WXXI Capitol Bureau: Attorney General Eric Schneiderman

WXXI Capitol Bureau Correspondent Karen DeWitt sat down for an extended interview with NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.

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DiNapoli Warns of Potential Harm for NY if Feds Default on Debt

WXXI Capitol Bureau Correspondent Karen DeWitt reports NY Comptroller Tom DiNapoli says a possible default on the nation's debt could have significant repercussions for New York State as well.

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