Government

Occupy Albany Changes Tactics

WXXI Capitol Bureau Correspondent Karen DeWitt reports on why Occupy Albany protesters say they will no longer provoke nightly arrests by the New York State police.

New York Could Lose $5 Billion Over Next Decade

WXXI Innovation Trail reporter Marie Cusick explains how the failure of the Congressional Supercommittee is projected to have a major financial impact on New York State.

Redistricting Committee Encounters New Snag

WXXI Capitol Bureau Correspondent Karen DeWitt reports legislators have hit a new hurdle in the complex process of redrawing district lines across New York State.

DEC Fracking Hearing in Dansville Draws 800+

WXXI Innovation Trail reporter Zack Seward covered Wednesday's public hearing in Dansville on the controversial natural gas drilling proposed for New York State.

Capitol's Hall of Governors Undergoes Renovation

WXXI Capitol Bureau Correspondent Karen DeWitt reports on the new construction in a part of Albany that chronicles the history of state leaders.

How Much Gas & Employment Would Fracking Bring to NY?

While much of the discussion has focused on the environmental hazards of the gas drilling process, there is also debate over the economic benefits of fracking. A new map looks at drilling & unemployment in New York State.

Cuomo Gets Request to Appoint Special Prosecutor For Occupy Protesters

Governor Andrew Cuomo is being asked to appoint a special prosecutor to follow through with the arrests of protestors who have violated a curfew law on state-owned lands near the Capitol.

State Budget Gaps Are Bigger

WXXI Capitol Bureau Correspondent Karen DeWitt reports that fourteen days after it was due, Governor Cuomo's budget office released its mid-year budget report, and the news is grim.

Major Announcement on Future of Midtown

Rochester Mayor Tom Richards, Senator Chuck Schumer and Windstream CEO Jeffrey Gardner announced the company will lease the first two floors of the Seneca Building.

Budget Report Ten Days Overdue

WXXI Capitol Bureau Correspondent Karen DeWitt reports on the Cuomo administration's reasoning behind a delay in releasing a mid year financial report - which critics say is a violation of the law.