Joseph Spector, Rochester D and C

Joseph Spector

Rochester D and C

Albany, NY, United States

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Recent articles by Joseph:

Home sales slow in New York as prices continue to soar. See the latest by county

The median sale price of homes in New York climbed for its 17 consecutive month in September. → Read More

Why New Yorkers are less optimistic that the COVID-19 pandemic is waning

Protecting themselves and their families from COVID-19 continues to be top of mind for New Yorkers, who are also less confident than months ago that the worst of the pandemic is behind us. → Read More

Wall Street profits this year approach record level. Here's why it matters to New York

The COVID-19 pandemic has not slowed profits on Wall Street as pre-tax earnings this year has beaten last year's outsized growth. → Read More

SUNY enrollment fell 20% over the past decade. What the chancellor might do to change it

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken its toll on enrollment at SUNY colleges, adding to an ongoing decline of students at the 64-campus system. → Read More

New York reaches long-sought settlement over school funding. Here's how much it will grow

New York will add $4 billion in school aid for its nearly 700 school districts over the next three years in a settlement with education advocates in a lawsuit that started seven year ago. → Read More

A harrowing tail: How a dog at a NY park was rescued after five days without food or water

Rescuers spent five days trying to pull the 12-year-old dog to safety. → Read More

U.S. to reopen Canadian border to vaccinated travelers. Here's when

The U.S. plans to reopen the Canadian border to nonessential vaccinated travelers by early November, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said. → Read More

Gov. Kathy Hochul dominates Democratic field and enjoys strong approval: Marist poll

Democrats eyeing a primary run against Gov. Kathy Hochul next year might be facing an uphill battle, a poll Tuesday found. → Read More

Gov. Kathy Hochul gets state Democratic boss endorsement as Cuomo offers ominous message

Jacobs on Monday endorsed Hochul for election in 2022 in a bid to stave off the entry into the race by other Democratic foes. → Read More

COVID-19 in New York: Cases plunged statewide, but these counties had big spikes

New York reported far fewer coronavirus cases in the week ending Sunday. But parts of upstate are having spikes. → Read More

Mike Green, former Monroe County DA, out as state agency commissioner

Former Monroe County District Attorney Mike Green, who has served as head of the state Division of Criminal Justice Services since 2012, has been asked to leave. → Read More

Will Congress end the cap on state and local tax deduction? Deadline looms

Democrats in Congress are facing an uncertain outcome after their insistence that any tax reforms include a repeal of a $10,000 cap on state and local tax deduction → Read More

NY Attorney General Tish James lays out agenda as speculation swirls over governor run

Attorney General Letitia James said she's 'focusing on her work' in her current job, but gave a speech that sounds like a run for governor may be in her future. → Read More

Hochul signs executive order to expand health care workforce amid COVID vaccine mandate

Gov. Kathy Hochul signed an executive order late Monday to expand the pool of eligible workers as a mandate took effect to require COVID-19 vaccines for all health care employees. → Read More

NY's minimum wage to increase at year's end. Here is where it will rise and by how much

New York will increase the minimum wage to $13.20 an hour starting Dec. 31 to coincidence with an increase to $15 an hour on Long Island and Westchester County. → Read More

NY's COVID rates plunged last week. Here's where they are dropping and still rising

New York reported 34,934 new cases of coronavirus in the week ending Sunday, down 7.9% from the previous week. → Read More

Hochul announces contingency plans if vaccine mandate causes health worker shortage

New York is developing these contingency plans if health care workers quit ahead of a vaccine mandate Monday. → Read More

These NY public workers just won a court order to block looming vaccine mandate

The union represent the New York court system won an temporary order Friday blocking the state's vaccine mandate starting Monday. → Read More

CNN anchor Chris Cuomo accused of sexual harassment by former female boss at ABC News

Chris Cuomo was accused of sexual harassment Friday by a former female manager at ABC News, a month after his older brother Gov. Andrew Cuomo resigned. → Read More

Western OTB gave free tickets to games, concerts to board members, staff: audit

The Western Regional Off-Track Betting Corp. dropped $1.3 million over three years on suites and concessions at arenas and stadiums in Buffalo and Rochester. → Read More