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The number of New Yorkers making $200,000 or more increased by roughly 52,000 between 2008 and 2012. A total of 373,283 taxpayers earned more than $200,000 in 2012, the most recent year for which data is available from the state Department of...

State lawmakers and Gov. Andrew Cuomo quietly stashed away $1.2 billion for pet projects, and they are starting to spend it – on hometown initiatives, including in the Hudson Valley, Southern Tier and western New York. All told, $187 million...

The County of Monroe Industrial Development Agency may be called that because it is charged with spurring job creation and business investment locally via tax breaks and other incentives. But most projects in our area that benefit from taxpayer...

State lawmakers receive millions of dollars a year in reimbursements for travel and daily stipends for every day they are at the state Capitol. The amount of the per diems are set by federal law, but it's the lawmakers themselves who report how...

A spate of freezing weather followed by thaws has turned some local roads into obstacle courses early this season. Help us track the potholes across our communities by adding the locations of the street craters you encounter in your travels....
The Democrat and Chronicle worked in conjunction with ACT Rochester and the Rochester Area Community Foundation to commission a poll of Monroe County residents on racial opinions. Siena College Research Institute conducted the survey Dec. 4-12,...

The use of unmanned aerial vehicles (also known as UAVs or drones) has been growing dramatically, but the practice has not been without risks. Several dozen drone crashes have been reported within the United States. The database below...

A guide to the 2015 farmers markets in Monroe, Ontario, Wayne, Livingston and Genesee counties.

This table breaks down sworn police department personnel, by county, by year, race and ethnicity from 2009 to 2013. The data was collected by the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services. Agencies that did not report for a...

New York isn't thought of as tornado-prone, but our state has recorded more than 400 twisters since the official record began in 1950. Twelve of them have caused loss of life. New York has averaged about nine tornadoes a year since the mid...

New York isn’t thought of as tornado-prone, but our state has recorded more than 400 twisters since the official record began in 1950. Twelve of them have caused loss of life. New York has averaged about nine tornadoes a year since the mid-1990s,...

How much does Medicare reimburse a doctor? That depends on many factors such as: the type of service, whether it’s simple or complex, even whether the doctor is billing only for the service or also is billing for the technology to perform the...

New York’s nearly 700 school districts are proposing an average spending increase of 1.9 percent and a tax levy increase of 1.6 percent as they go out for a public vote on May 19, according to records released by the state Education Department....

Attendance at New York's state’s parks rose 3.2 percent in 2014, an increase of 1.9 million visitors compared to 2013. According to totals obtained by the Gannett Albany Bureau, overall attendance has increased by 4.5 million since 2009. The...

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