Upstate New York Upstate NY Power Outages-Update By Porsha Ari • Mar 11, 2017 National Grid crews have been working diligently to restore power for almost 180,000 upstate New Yorkers who lost power as a result of Wednesday's damaging windstorm. Caucus could strengthen WNY bargaining power By Chris Jamele • Aug 27, 2016 WBFO File Photo / WBFO Bob Duffy thinks upstate lawmakers should bridge their political differences, and work together to advance economic interests in upstate New York. Wage hike compromise will leave Upstate workers lagging behind By Chris Caya • Apr 6, 2016 WBFO News File Photo The so-called "historic" increase in the state's minimum wage will likely disappoint some workers. The amount of the pay hike will vary based on the worker's location in New York State. Listen Listening... / 1:13 Cuomo Announces 11th proposal for 2016 Agenda By Porsha Ari • Jan 9, 2016 On Saturday Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the 11th proposal of his 2016 agenda. Upstate New York to recieve three new casinos By Porsha Ari • Dec 20, 2015 WBFO News File Photo New York State should see some added streams of revenue soon as officials continue their pattern to cash in on gambling. Political winds shifting toward Upstate New York By Karen DeWitt • Aug 24, 2015 WBFO News file photo There has been an unusual focus on upstate New York among top state politicians from the downstate area in recent weeks. Listen Listening... / 3:05 Upstate NY CEO poll shows good outlook for 2015 By Avery Schneider • Jan 26, 2015 Siena Reasearch Institute / WBFO News A poll of upstate New York CEOs finds companies are more positive and prepared to do business in the coming year.