Government

Cuomo Asks for More Federal Funds, Waivers for Flood Victims

WXXI Capitol Bureau Correspondent Karen DeWitt reports Governor Cuomo is asking President Obama for more money and is waiving some fees for storm victims who lost key documents in the floods.

Health Care Exchange Stalemate Continues as New Deadline Approaches

WXXI Capitol Bureau Correspondent Karen DeWitt reports on the likelihood that New York State will miss another deadline to get federal funding to implement the new health care law.

Conflicts of Interest "Will Come Up" on Economic Councils

WXXI's Innovation Trail project presents a special series on New York State's new Regional Economic Development Councils. In part three, Daniel Robison looks at how conflicts of interest will be handled.

NY Continues to Assess Flood Damage and Costs

Governor Cuomo and his top aides are still trying to assess the cost of all of the damage caused by flooding from storms Irene and Lee, and attempting to figure out how much the state will have to pay, and where the money will come from.

Evans, Powell, Campos and Adams Win School Board Primary

Voter turnout was light in many districts as Democrats in the City of Rochester chose incumbents Malik Evans, Willa Powell and Melisza Campos and first-time winner Mary Adams to run on the party line in November's general election.

DEC Releases New Proposed Hydrofracking Rules

WXXI Capitol Bureau Correspondent Karen DeWitt reports the state Department of Environmental Conservation has increased the public comment period as part of its just-released new hydrofracking rules.

Postal Service Warns It's Near 'Default' in Age of E-Commerce

The head of the U.S. Postal Service told lawmakers that "radical changes" are needed to avoid a financial collapse - but union leaders disagree.

Cuomo: Property Tax Cap Not an Obstacle to Raising Funds for Flood Clean Up

Governor Andrew Cuomo says he does not think the 2% property tax cap enacted into law earlier this year will put a damper on local governments' efforts to raise funds to clean up flood damage from tropical storm Irene.

Insurance Supt Warns of Wrongful Flood Claim Denials

State Insurance superintendent Benjamin Lawsky says his office has had reports that some New Yorkers flooded during Irene are incorrectly being told by their insurance companies that their flood insurance does not cover damages.

One on One Interview with Gov. Cuomo About Hurricane Irene Aftermath

In an interview with WXXI Capitol Bureau Correspondent Karen DeWitt, Governor Cuomo says three days of traveling the state have shown him "breathtaking devastation" and New Yorkers' "spirit of community."