As Buffalo is experiencing a Renaissance of new buildings and projects, many developers are lining up for tax breaks. But Investigative Post reporter Jim Heaney is skeptical about the how subsidies will effect Buffalo's tax base. That's in this week's Press Pass conversation with WBFO's Eileen Buckley.
A dispute between Governor Andrew Cuomo's Moreland Commission and one of its targets was apparently resolved Wednesday. The State Senate Republican Campaign Committee is dropping a lawsuit that sought to quash a commission subpoena.
Governor Andrew Cuomo’s approval rating is the lowest it’s been since he’s been governor, according to a new poll. The Siena College survey also finds many New Yorkers are satisfied with the implementation of the new Common Core standards in schools.
As Governor Andrew Cuomo gears up for a reelection run in 2014, will he pluck Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown for his Lt. Governor running mate? In this week's Press Pass , WBFO's Eileen Buckley and Investigative Post's Jim Heaney take a look at the post-election season.
The success of Proposition Number One, the ballot amendment to expand casino gambling, and the failure of the last amendment, to allow judges to serve until age 80, are both wins for Governor Andrew Cuomo.
It’s Election Day 2013. Voters in Erie County began casting ballots at 6 a.m. Tuesday when the polls opened. Several races are taking center stage, including the race for Buffalo Mayor, Erie County Sheriff and Erie County Comptroller.
State Board of Elections officials received a verbal drubbing from commissioners on Governor Cuomo’s anti-corruption commission during a lengthy hearing over their failure to pursue complaints about campaign violations during the past several years.
The partial federal government shutdown has ended after Congress Wednesday night voted in favor of a new deal. The vote also prevented a default. But Western New York Congressional leaders from both sides of the isle are not pleased with this plan.
Though Election Day is fast approaching, much of the political news that revolves around speculation on a race for next year: the governor's race. Buffalo News political reporter Bob McCarthy talked with WBFO Tuesday morning about the latest political developments and rumors about the lieutenant governor's post.
Even though the number of registered Democrats outnumbers Republicans in Erie County, fewer are heading to the polls to cast their vote. In this week's Press Pass conversation WBFO's Eileen Buckley talks with Investigative Post reporter Jim Heaney about his story "Disappearing Democrats."
Local primary elections were held last week with Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown scoring a convincing win in his party battle with Bernard Tolbert. Area Democrats still can't rally behind such a victory to bring two opposing factions together and the ripples from this discord are making waves in other contests, as well.
During the heart of apple picking season lawmakers in the House of Representatives are considering a bill that aims to simplify the federal tax regulations governing the hard cider industry. The CIDER Act will also allow cider-makers, including those in upstate New York, to retain more of that natural apple flavor in their products.