Government

Conference Focuses on Future of Great Lakes

The Great Lakes Week Conference in Detroit brought together the leading organizations and government official that deal with Great Lakes issues.

Candidate Free Air Time Videos

WXXI's Election 2011 coverage includes Free Air Time for candidates in selected races. You can see and hear their messages directly before you head to the polls.

Looming Layoffs Put Cuomo in a Bind

WXXI Capitol Bureau Correspondent Karen DeWitt reports on the dilemma facing Governor Cuomo, who might have to enact job cuts in a worsening recession.

Gas Drilling Boom Brings New Life to Steel Industry

NPR's Jeff Brady reports on how the natural gas drilling boom in Pennsylvania is helping the economies of Rust Belt cities long accustomed to bad news.

Cuomo Says Up to Union to Avert Lay Offs

Governor Andrew Cuomo says he's still trying to work out his disagreements with the state worker union, the Public Employees Federation, so that there are no lay offs.

Comptroller Predicts Weaker Wall Street Outlook Will Impact State Budget

WXXI Capitol Bureau Correspondent Karen DeWitt looks at Comptroller Tom DiNapoli's annual report on the securities industry and its predicted impact on New York's finances.

City To Pay More For Midtown

The City of Rochester will pay millions more for the former site of Midtown Plaza. The move nearly doubles what the city originally paid for the parcel.

Indian Point Closure Causes Power Dilemma for New York

WXXI Innovation Trail reporter Emma Jacobs looks at how New York will make up for the loss of power if the downstate nuclear plant goes offline in the coming years.

Lawmakers Grill Environmental Regulators on Fracking

WXXI Innovation Trail reporter Marie Cusick says lawmakers questioned whether the DEC is rushing the process, and relying on data from the natural gas drilling industry.

Cuomo Issues Executive Order to Provide Government Services in Six Languages

WXXI Capitol Bureau Correspondent Karen DeWitt reports state agencies will provide information translated into Spanish, Italian, Chinese, Russian, French and French Creole.