Need to Know Rochester: Cuomo's $4.4 Billion Announcement

This week on Need to Know Rochester, analysis of the impact of Governor Cuomo's announcement that $4.4 billion will be invested in high technology computer chip development in New York state.

WXXI's Steve Dawe talks with WXXI Innovation Trail reporter Zack Seward about the investment and the local connection to the plan.

Also, WXXI News Director Julie Philipp interviews Brighton resident and Pulitzer Prize winner David Cay Johnston about his new column on how high ranking state officials ignore wealthy tax cheats in New York.

Plus, a preview of the new Ken Burns documentary Prohibition with a look at Rochester during the prohibition era including historic images and a secret passage to a speakeasy that still exists.

Watch Need to Know Rochester Friday nights at 8:30 and Sunday afternoons at 12:30 only on WXXI-TV.