Government

Cuomo Advances Argument for Changing Tax Code

WXXI Capitol Bureau Correspondent Karen DeWitt reports talks are taking place behind the scenes on changes to New York's tax code that could result in the wealthy paying higher taxes.

Cain Suspends Campaign

Republican Presidential hopeful Herman Cain announced Saturday that he will no longer campaign for the party's nomination.

Cuomo, Legislative Leaders Still Mulling Options to Close Budget Gaps

WXXI Capitol Bureau Correspondent Karen DeWitt reports Governor Cuomo and state lawmakers are considering a number of options, including a special session, and revamping the state's tax code as a means of generating more money for state coffers.

Need to Know Rochester: Police Chief James Sheppard

From the December 2, 2011 edition of Need to Know Rochester, an interview with Rochester Police Chief James Sheppard as he marks his first year in office.

Occupy Movements Hunkering Down for Winter

WXXI's Innovation Trail reports from the encampments of Occupy protesters in Rochester, Buffalo and Albany as they prepare for winter weather and potential ouster by local governments.

Is America Addicted to War?

PBS NewsHour's Paul Solman answers an unusual question form a viewer as part of this Making Sense segments on economy and business issues.

DEC Extends Public Comment Period on Fracking

WXXI Innovation Trail reporter Zack Seward explains the state DEC is bowing to pressure from environmental groups in extending the public comment period on its draft hydrofracking regulations.

AG Finds Background Check Violations at NY Gun Shows

WXXI Capitol Bureau Correspondent Karen DeWitt reports on a statewide undercover operation that targeted gun shows on Long Island and at upstate sales, including ones in Hamburg, Alexander, Saratoga Springs, and Cobleskill.

Last Chance to Submit Your Fracking Questions to New York NOW

WXXI's Innovation Trail and New York NOW are hosting a special question and answer session about hydrofracking with NY Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens.

Report: New Yorkers Face Smaller Incomes, Fewer Opportunities

WXXI Capitol Bureau Correspondent Karen DeWitt reports a think tank studied employment and other data and concluded that $31 billion a year was lost in the three year economic slump in New York State.