Reform groups are focusing attention on Governor Cuomo’s anti corruption commission’s recommendations to beef up the anemic State Board of Elections but say they have not given up hope of public campaign financing for state wide races.
Around 40,000 Canadian soldiers were deployed to Afghanistan, serving alongside Americans and other nation's troops. Some returned only to eventually become homeless, a situation that has drawn the attention of officials in Niagara Falls, Ontario.
Nelson Mandela will continue to inspire emerging democracies. That is the consensus of many around the world in the wake of Mandela's death Thursday at the age of 95. WBFO News reached University at Buffalo Professor Claude Welch at his home for his thoughts on Mandela and his legacy.
Across the country Thursday, protestors were out calling for higher pay for workers in fast food restaurants. That movement was joined in Buffalo with protests near several fast food restaurants at Main and Utica.
During his weekly radio show Wednesday, Buffalo Bills president Russ Brandon expressed concern over whether the Bills lose a competitive edge playing home games in Toronto. Brandon says the series held in the Rogers Centre will "be reviewed in a grand manner." Meanwhile, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz says he would like to see all Bills home games played in Orchard Park.
For years, planners have been slogging through the process of planning redevelopment of 2,000 acres in South Buffalo, the so-called Brownfield Opportunity Area. Now, it's suddenly going beyond planning.
One of the most controversial recommendations in Governor Cuomo’s anti-corruption commission report released this week is to enact public financing of campaigns for statewide elections, a proposal that will meet strong opposition.
The federal government has reached a resolution with the two Massachusetts men accused of intercepting, recording, and selling a private phone call involving former Buffalo Bills General Manager Buddy Nix.