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Schneiderman joins call to nix EPA chief bid

New York attorney general Eric Schneiderman said Wednesday that he has added his name to a letter urging a U.S. Senate committee to scotch the nomination of Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency.

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Judge issues order to end trio of county LDCs

A judge has issued an order that puts the final nail in the coffin for three local development corporations and returns oversight of their functions to Monroe County.

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COMIDA OKs breaks for $3.3 million bowling center

Radio Social LLC was approved for tax breaks by the County of Monroe Industrial Development Agency Tuesday for its new $3.3 million bowling center in the city.

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Judge issues order to end trio of Monroe County LDCs

A judge has issued an order that puts the final nail in the coffin for three local development corporations and returns oversight of their functions to Monroe County.

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Sheppard to run for Rochester mayor

A contentious mayoral race is in the offing as former Rochester Police Chief James Sheppard, currently a Monroe County legislator, announced Saturday he will run for office after criticizing the present administration as “lots of announcements but very little actual progress.”

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The Big Event

When national TV networks report from the site of the inauguration of America’s 45th president next Friday, it is likely to be from a staging area designed, installed and supported by two local companies. CMI Communications, an audiovisual and event ...

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The new year will bring new economic challenges

As noted here last week, it’s hard to find much fault with the length of the current recovery. Modest inflation has played an important role. Most inflation indicators in 2016 remained below the Federal Open Market Committee’s target. My prediction ...

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Not part of the plan

Inefficiency in local government is not the sole reason for high property taxes.

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Slaughter requests SEC probe of HHS nominee

Rep. Louise Slaughter, D-Fairport, is calling for a Securities and Exchange Commission probe of Health and Human Services Secretary nominee Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga.  

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Traditional performance reviews increasingly seen as unhelpful

“It is time for us to do performance appraisals for our teams, and I have to say I can’t think of a bigger waste of time.  The forms the company wants us to use don’t align well with people’s current ...

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