Government

PEF Union Ratifies Contract Avoiding 3,500 Layoffs

WXXI Capitol Bureau Correspondent Karen DeWitt reports the Public Employees Federation has voted to approve a new contract with New York State.

Maggie Brooks on WXXI-AM 1370 Connection

Republican candidate and incumbent Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks answered questions in the week before Election Day on 1370 Connection on WXXI-AM 1370.

Sandy Frankel on WXXI-AM 1370 Connection

Democratic candidate for Monroe County Executive Sandy Frankel answered questions in the week before Election Day on 1370 Connection on WXXI-AM 1370.

Frankel Answers Questions in Televised Forum

Democratic challenger Sandra Frankel answers questions about her campaign for Monroe County Executive in a forum televised by WXXI-TV.

Business-Led Coalition Says Tax Cap Won't Work Without Mandate Relief

WXXI Capitol Bureau Correspondent Karen DeWitt reports on a group pushing for reduced pension and health benefits for their employees, as part of a package of mandate relief that they say is necessary to help communities around New York.

Hydrofracking Approval Process Slow Down Likely

Governor Cuomo says he's willing to wait to permit hydrofracking on some private lands in New York State, if it leads to a rational decision making process on what's become a highly emotional issue.

2011 Voice of the Voter Poll

The 2011 Voice of the Voter poll shows Republicans with leads in the races for Monroe County Executive and District Attorney and voters' continuing concerns about the economy.

Need to Know Rochester: Countdown to Election Day

This week on Need to Know Rochester, an election preview with a focus on the local races for Monroe County Executive, District Attorney and County Legislature.

Great Lakes Wind Research to Benefit Worldwide Power Generation

WXXI Innovation Trail reporter Daniel Robison explains that the research will go forward even though it appears New York State will not be using wind power along its portion of the Great Lakes anytime soon.

PEF Members Will Vote on Re-Tinkered Contract

WXXI Capitol Bureau Correspondent Karen DeWitt reports the executive board of the state worker union the Public Employees Federation has approved a revote on a contract with New York State, in an attempt to avoid 3500 layoffs.