There’ll be a pay increase in some of the top County positions from. Tuesday night, the Monroe County legislators approved pay raises in the 2024 budget for top officials. The County’s Executive, Sheriff, Clerk and Legislators will see an increase in pay. Monroe County Legislature votes to approve raises for county officials | WHAM (13wham.com)

The Rochester City School District is asking for $1 billion for next year’s budget. Superintendent Dr. Carmine Peluso presented the budget in detail at Tuesday night’s school board meeting. It’s more than a 6% increase from this year’s budget. The district would use money from the general fund, special aid, the school food service fund, […]

Rochester City School District Chief Financial Officer Carleen Pierce is on administrative leave and is expected to leave her job one way or another within days. According to four sources with direct knowledge of the situation, further complicating the district’s already harried budget season. RCSD has brought on its former budget director, Vern Connors, as […]

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May 2, 2021

As April comes to a close and we head into May we are getting near the middle of the year. So it’s time to check in with you and see where you are at and what you might need to adjust. And it’s time for some Spring cleaning around the house. Have you reached any […]

New York’s minimum wage is set to increase fro $11.80 to $12.50 an hour at the end of the year. 2020 will mark year 5 of the 5 year plan to give businesses time to adjust to the increase and the New York State Department of Labor has confirmed that it will take affect indefinitely. […]

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June 20, 2020

The results are in from the Rochester City Council vote on its budget from Tuesday night and it has been approved. There was one member who voted against – Mary Lupien. She chose her stance because she doesn’t think that the budget defunds the police department enough. The budget fully finances the Police Accountability Board, […]

City Council passed the city budget on Tuesday 8-1. The budget will cut $3.6 million from the Rochester Police Department. This includes moving funds from police overtime for special events and downsizing new recruit classes for officers to half. Money saved from the cuts will be diverted to a task force for re-imagine policing in […]

As a result of the protests and demonstrations across the nation against the murder of George Floyd, the movement to defund the police is taking hold with lawmakers and state officials. For some time now, activists have advocating for spending to be prioritized on outdated social services instead of on an increasingly militarized police force. […]

Mayor Lovely Warren revealed this weekend that Rochester’s City budget for the next fiscal year beginning July 1 might contain a yearly homeowner property tax hike to offset losses caused by the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. Mayor Warren described it as a “modest” yearly increase of $134 per homeowner, which breaks down to approximately $2.57 per week […]

On Tuesday, May 5, Mayor Lovely Warren announced that the City of Rochester would see a reduction of 403 “non-essential” workers (178 furloughs, 208 job shares, and 17 separations) starting next Monday. Layoffs had been expected for some time because of the negative impact of SARS-CoV-2 on revenues, the high cost to pay employees and […]

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