Kathy Hochul http://news.wbfo.org en Hochul takes VP job with M&T Bank http://news.wbfo.org/post/hochul-takes-vp-job-mt-bank <p>Former Congresswoman Kathy Hochul has landed a new job. M&amp;T Bank Corporation has hired Hochul to serve as its Vice President of Government Relations.</p><p></p><p> Wed, 20 Feb 2013 18:30:15 +0000 Eileen Buckley 31030 at http://news.wbfo.org Hochul takes VP job with M&T Bank Chris Collins sworn in to 113th Congress http://news.wbfo.org/post/chris-collins-sworn-113th-congress <p>Republican Chris Collins was sworn in Thursday as one of the newest members of&nbsp; the U.S. House of Representatives. Collins is among 82 freshman representatives in the House.</p><p></p><p> Thu, 03 Jan 2013 23:45:53 +0000 Eileen Buckley 29697 at http://news.wbfo.org Chris Collins sworn in to 113th Congress Clinton visit supports local Democratic candidates http://news.wbfo.org/post/clinton-visit-supports-local-democratic-candidates <p>Democratic Representatives Kathy Hochul and Louise Slaughter were given a campaign boost with a visit from President Clinton on Friday.</p> Sat, 20 Oct 2012 14:44:50 +0000 Chris Jamele 27515 at http://news.wbfo.org Clinton visit supports local Democratic candidates 27th Congressional District: Hochul, Collins debate at WNED studios http://news.wbfo.org/post/27th-congressional-district-hochul-collins-debate-wned-studios <p>The candidates in the 27th Congressional District, Rep. Kathy Hochul and former Erie County Executive Chris Collins, met for their first debate Tuesday evening at the WNED studios in downtown Buffalo.</p> Wed, 17 Oct 2012 13:32:00 +0000 WBFO Newsroom & Mike Desmond 27388 at http://news.wbfo.org 27th Congressional District: Hochul, Collins debate at WNED studios McCarthy gives high grades to Hochul-Collins debate http://news.wbfo.org/post/mccarthy-gives-high-grades-hochul-collins-debate <p>A veteran of many panels at area political debates, Buffalo News Political Reporter Bob McCarthy believes Tuesday night's debate between Kathy Hochul and Chris Collins was one of the best he has witnessed.</p> Wed, 17 Oct 2012 13:22:00 +0000 Jay Moran 27403 at http://news.wbfo.org McCarthy gives high grades to Hochul-Collins debate Congressional debate airs tonight on WBFO and WNED http://news.wbfo.org/post/congressional-debate-airs-tonight-wbfo-and-wned <p>With polls indicating a close battle in their race for the 27th Congressional seat, former County Executive Chris Collins meets Rep. Kathy Hochul tonight in a debate at the WNED studios.</p> Tue, 16 Oct 2012 13:23:09 +0000 WBFO Newsroom 27362 at http://news.wbfo.org Congressional debate airs tonight on WBFO and WNED Boehner lends hand to Collins' campaign http://news.wbfo.org/post/boehner-lends-hand-collins-campaign <p>House Speaker John Boehner said he needs Chris Collins in the House of Representatives and that's why he made a flying visit Saturday morning to back the Clarence business man.</p> Sun, 07 Oct 2012 15:07:18 +0000 Mike Desmond 27095 at http://news.wbfo.org Boehner lends hand to Collins' campaign Poll shows Hochul and Collins virtually tied among voters http://news.wbfo.org/post/poll-shows-hochul-and-collins-virtually-tied-among-voters <p>A new Siena Research Institute poll shows that the race between Chris Collins and Kathy Hochul for the 27th Congressional District seat is a dead heat.</p> Sun, 07 Oct 2012 14:47:14 +0000 Chris Jamele 27094 at http://news.wbfo.org Poll shows Hochul and Collins virtually tied among voters Local democrat reacts to Romney remarks http://news.wbfo.org/post/local-democrat-reacts-romney-remarks <p>Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney's statements about nearly half the population are "improper" according to one local lawmaker.</p> Wed, 19 Sep 2012 13:57:19 +0000 Chris Caya 26470 at http://news.wbfo.org Local democrat reacts to Romney remarks Poll shows dead heat in Congressional race http://news.wbfo.org/post/poll-shows-dead-heat-congressional-race <p>The race for the 27th Congressional District is a dead heat, that according to a recent poll conducted by the Buffalo News, WGRZ and Sienna College.</p> Mon, 20 Aug 2012 13:34:00 +0000 Chris Jamele 25405 at http://news.wbfo.org Poll shows dead heat in Congressional race Candidates haggle over tax returns http://news.wbfo.org/post/candidates-haggle-over-tax-returns <p>Tax returns took center stage this week in the heated battle for the 27th Congressional district</p> Thu, 16 Aug 2012 13:39:01 +0000 Chris Caya 25310 at http://news.wbfo.org Candidates haggle over tax returns Defense Secretary Panetta accepts invitation to visit Niagara Falls Air Base http://news.wbfo.org/post/defense-secretary-panetta-accepts-invitation-visit-niagara-falls-air-base <p>U.S Department of Defense Secretary Leon Panetta will be in Western New York this Thursday.</p> Mon, 06 Aug 2012 20:08:56 +0000 WBFO Newsroom 24927 at http://news.wbfo.org Defense Secretary Panetta accepts invitation to visit Niagara Falls Air Base Collins says tax cuts should be extended for everyone http://news.wbfo.org/post/collins-says-tax-cuts-should-be-extended-everyone <p>Debate continues in Washington and locally over extension of the Bush-era tax cuts. Congressional candidates Chris Collins is weighing in.</p> Wed, 11 Jul 2012 13:16:13 +0000 Jim Ranney 24054 at http://news.wbfo.org Collins says tax cuts should be extended for everyone Congresswoman Hochul calls for permanent middle-class tax cut; Republican opponent slams proposal http://news.wbfo.org/post/congresswoman-hochul-calls-permanent-middle-class-tax-cut-republican-opponent-slams-proposal <p>Western New York Congresswoman Kathy Hochul said middle-tax tax cuts should become permanent.</p> Mon, 09 Jul 2012 21:38:00 +0000 Eileen Buckley 23994 at http://news.wbfo.org Congresswoman Hochul calls for permanent middle-class tax cut; Republican opponent slams proposal McCarthy offers post-primary analysis http://news.wbfo.org/post/mccarthy-offers-post-primary-analysis <p>Buffalo News Political Reporter Bob McCarthy says Chris Collins showed "great confidence" as he swept aside David Bellavia in the Republican primary in the 27th Congressional District.</p> Wed, 27 Jun 2012 16:21:00 +0000 Jay Moran 23552 at http://news.wbfo.org McCarthy offers post-primary analysis Federal Republican Primary; WNY candidates in the 27th Congressional District http://news.wbfo.org/post/federal-republican-primary-wny-candidates-27th-congressional-district <p>Federal primary day in Western New York includes the Republican primary in the newly redrawn 27th Congressman District</p> Wed, 27 Jun 2012 00:35:00 +0000 WBFO Newsroom 23509 at http://news.wbfo.org Federal Republican Primary; WNY candidates in the 27th Congressional District Collins and Bellavia prepare for Tuesday's vote http://news.wbfo.org/post/collins-and-bellavia-prepare-tuesdays-vote <p>Two very different Republicans are on the ballot Tuesday, as the party seeks to push Representative Kathy Hochul out of Washington.</p> Mon, 25 Jun 2012 12:32:34 +0000 Mike Desmond 23464 at http://news.wbfo.org Collins and Bellavia prepare for Tuesday's vote Veterans struggling with civilian transition http://news.wbfo.org/post/veterans-struggling-civilian-transition <p>Returning veterans from the fighting in Afghanistan and from the earlier conflict in Iraq say their biggest challenge is finding work.</p> Wed, 13 Jun 2012 12:55:12 +0000 Mark Scott 23054 at http://news.wbfo.org Canadian Consulate begins shutting down http://news.wbfo.org/post/canadian-consulate-begins-shutting-down <p>The Canadian Consulate's Visa and Immigration section in downtown Buffalo is now closed. Visa services have been transferred to other offices ahead of the consulate's closing at the end of August.</p> Mon, 04 Jun 2012 18:25:52 +0000 Chris Caya 22728 at http://news.wbfo.org Canadian Consulate begins shutting down Bill amendment should save jobs at Falls base http://news.wbfo.org/post/bill-amendment-should-save-jobs-falls-base <p>Congresswoman Kathy Hochul is claiming victory in the battle to keep the 107th Airlift Wing active at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station.</p> Thu, 10 May 2012 12:02:04 +0000 Mike Desmond & WBFO Newsroom 21823 at http://news.wbfo.org Bill amendment should save jobs at Falls base Congresswoman Hochul initiates Medicare debate http://news.wbfo.org/post/congresswoman-hochul-initiates-medicare-debate <p>Medicare was on the minds of more than a dozen seniors who sat down Tuesday with Congresswoman Kathy Hochul at the Blocher Homes on Evans Street in Williamsville.</p> Wed, 04 Apr 2012 13:31:50 +0000 Mark Leitner 20518 at http://news.wbfo.org Congresswoman Hochul initiates Medicare debate Chris Collins enters Congressional Race; Mills won't run http://news.wbfo.org/post/chris-collins-enters-congressional-race-mills-wont-run <p>Republican former Erie County Executive Chris Collins has officially thrown his hat into the ring for the 27th Congressional District race, while Legislature leader John Mills has opted against a run.</p> Mon, 26 Mar 2012 15:28:30 +0000 Chris Jamele & WBFO Newsroom 20130 at http://news.wbfo.org Chris Collins enters Congressional Race; Mills won't run Bob McCarthy examines local politics http://news.wbfo.org/post/bob-mccarthy-examines-local-politics <p>Mickey Kearns win in the 145th Assembly district, according to Buffalo News political reporter Bob McCarthy, can be attributed to name recognition.</p> Thu, 22 Mar 2012 12:57:42 +0000 Omar Fetouh 20035 at http://news.wbfo.org Bob McCarthy examines local politics Hochul bill would create tax credits to hire interns http://news.wbfo.org/post/hochul-bill-would-create-tax-credits-hire-interns <p>A new bill in Congress would incentivize businesses to hire more interns.</p> Tue, 20 Mar 2012 15:42:14 +0000 19968 at http://news.wbfo.org Hochul bill would create tax credits to hire interns Hochul will not challenge Higgins http://news.wbfo.org/post/hochul-will-not-challenge-higgins <p>Kathy Hochul and Brian Higgins will not meet in a prospective Democratic Primary. Hochul Monday put an end to speculation the pair would battle for control of a potential Congressional district which would encompass both of their homes.</p> Tue, 13 Mar 2012 13:17:54 +0000 WBFO Newsroom 19714 at http://news.wbfo.org Congresswoman Hochul secures visit by Defense Secretary at Niagara Falls Air base http://news.wbfo.org/post/congresswoman-hochul-secures-visit-defense-secretary-niagara-falls-air-base <p>Calls to stop the downsizing and job cuts at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station are being heard at the Pentagon.</p> Thu, 08 Mar 2012 16:22:02 +0000 Eileen Buckley 19544 at http://news.wbfo.org Congresswoman Hochul secures visit by Defense Secretary at Niagara Falls Air base Pentagon plan targets jobs at Niagara Falls air base http://news.wbfo.org/post/pentagon-plan-targets-jobs-niagara-falls-air-base <p>A Pentagon plan calls for the elimination of 845 jobs at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station by the year 2017. The cuts would leave the future of the Air National Guard's 107th Airlift Wing in doubt.</p> Tue, 06 Mar 2012 19:36:52 +0000 WBFO Newsroom 19480 at http://news.wbfo.org Pentagon plan targets jobs at Niagara Falls air base LeRoy residents to hear results from chemical testing http://news.wbfo.org/post/leroy-residents-hear-results-chemical-testing <p>The LeRoy School District is expected to release a public assessment today on tests that have been performed at the LeRoy High School.</p> Sat, 04 Feb 2012 15:40:39 +0000 Chris Jamele 18401 at http://news.wbfo.org Hochul encourages international export of local goods http://news.wbfo.org/post/hochul-encourages-international-export-local-goods <p>Western New York Congresswoman Kathy Hochul spearheaded an opportunity for area small businesses to learn how they can tap into the international marketplace in this region.</p> Sun, 11 Dec 2011 14:24:48 +0000 Chris Jamele 16511 at http://news.wbfo.org Hochul encourages international export of local goods