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There may be cash - lots and lots of cash - for major infrastructure projects around Western New York as part of a $1.5 trillion federal legislative package that might pass as early as late summer. That is from Rep. Brian Higgins (D-Buffalo), who said the White House has been involved in talks about the bill slated to be introduced within days.


The economic comeback that has inspired so many in Buffalo of late includes significant investments by local developers.

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Two more hurdles are out of the way for a major adaptive reuse housing project on Buffalo's East Side.

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Plans for a major affordable housing project are going ahead after approval by the Buffalo Planning Board Monday. However, developers are watching Washington closely, where the new tax bill might cripple the financing.

The Buffalo Preservation Board Thursday rejected a $7 million plan to turn the landmark Episcopal Church of the Ascension into a 28-unit affordable housing development for seniors.

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Buffalo has two more historic landmark buildings, as the city looks at creating more historic neighborhoods.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

Another forlorn Buffalo building - an unusual structure - will likely be bursting with residents early in 2018.

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Supporters point out that geothermal reduces greenhouse gases by using the earth to heat and cool buildings. They are questioning Governor Cuomo's commitment to the environment as he continues to delay approval of a package of tax credits.

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Cardinal Timothy Dolan and bishops from around New York lobbied in Albany Tuesday for a tax credit that would help the state's schools, including Catholic schools.

Western New York lawmakers are calling for passage of the Invest in Education tax credit.

ECIDA grants tax breaks to Delaware North HQ

Nov 18, 2013
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The Erie County Industrial Development Agency voted unanimously Monday morning in favor of sales tax abatements for planned new corporate headquarters for Delaware North Companies.

Thousands rally for education tax credit

Apr 10, 2013
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More than 10,000 students, teachers, and administrators packed into First Niagara Center in Buffalo, Wednesday to rally for an education tax credit.

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A private Canadian company based just across the border near St. Catharines is setting up shop on Buffalo's East Side. The expansion project will help create jobs and keep the doors open at a manufacturing facility that was about to close.

Businessman Tony Van Es has purchased a troubled manufacturer at 50 Wecker Street just off Bailey near Delevan. He is renovating the facility, buying new equipment and planning to add as many 60 employees over the next few years.

Van Es says they will be good-paying jobs.