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Connections: Rochester City Council members discuss police reform

Last week, Rochester City Council passed the city budget, and the subject of defunding police was a hot button issue. We're joined by members of Council...
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Fri, 06/26/2020 - 10:12am
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City Council approves Rochester's budget; says no to RCSD spending plan

Rochester City Council approved its budget in an 8 to 1 vote Tuesday night with Councilmember Mary Lupien voting no. The $530 million budget includes a...
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Wed, 06/17/2020 - 5:41am
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City Council to cut police funding by 4%, seek other changes

Organizers of the local Black Lives Matter movement are calling for the Rochester Police Department budget to be cut by 50 percent next fiscal year....
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Mon, 06/15/2020 - 1:10pm
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City Council votes to end THC testing for many prospective employees

The city of Rochester will no longer test job candidates for THC, the psychoactive chemical in marijuana. City Council approved legislation Tuesday that...
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Thu, 05/14/2020 - 7:35am
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Rochester Police Accountability Board ruled unlawful

New York State Supreme Court Judge John Ark said that Local Law Number 2 which created the board for the city of Rochester will not stand. That law was...
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Thu, 05/07/2020 - 12:47pm
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City starts search for leader of Police Accountability Board

The City of Rochester is looking for someone to lead the independent Police Accountability Board . A job opening for the executive director of the board...
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Tue, 04/28/2020 - 10:43am
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Challenging year ahead for city of Rochester's budget

Rochester City Council finance committee chairman Malik Evans said that financial trouble on the state level will make crafting the city’s budget more...
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Mon, 04/27/2020 - 3:24pm
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State audit details how RCSD overspent $40 million

About six years ago , Rochester’s Board of Education received a presentation from former Superintendent Bolgen Vargas, and then-Chief Financial Officer...
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Mon, 04/27/2020 - 9:42am
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RCSD votes to revamp Universal Pre-K program

The Rochester Board of Education has voted in favor of Superintendent Terry Dade’s proposal to revamp the City School District’s Universal Pre...
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Fri, 02/28/2020 - 9:55am
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Police Accountability Board can't punish police officers

Rochester’s Police Accountability Board will not be able to punish police officers -- for now, anyway. State Supreme Court Judge John Ark ruled Tuesday...
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Tue, 01/28/2020 - 12:50pm
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