Schumer refuses to demand NAFTA access to Canadian banking markets

As Chuck Schumer’s popularity continues to fall — particularly in economically depressed communities like Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, and Utica — the Senate Minority Leader keeps refusing to involve himself in the ongoing renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement being conducted in Montreal. Rust Belt activists, who are responsible for swinging the presidency to Donald Trump, are calling for an end to the trade … Continue reading Schumer refuses to demand NAFTA access to Canadian banking markets

43 North contracts with at least three recruitment firms to identify Director

The publicly funded business plan competition known as 43 North, has contracted with no fewer than three separate recruitment firms to identify its next Executive Director, raising serious questions about how ‘economic development’ funds are being spent. Executive Director John Gavigan last Fall that he would step aside from the position to pursue other opportunities, following the recruitment and installation of his successor. The program then proceeded … Continue reading 43 North contracts with at least three recruitment firms to identify Director

Sean Bunny encouraged to run against Senator Patrick Gallivan

Declared Congressional candidate Sean Bunny, a former prosecutor with the Erie County District Attorney’s Office, is being encouraged by Democratic Party activists to instead run against Senator Patrick Gallivan (R-Elma).  The encouragement comes after Grand Island Supervisor Nate McMurray secured the endorsement of Democratic Party boss Jeremy Zellner. Gallivan’s conservative district could be suitable for a Democrat with law enforcement credentials, like Bunny’s.  Gallivan is … Continue reading Sean Bunny encouraged to run against Senator Patrick Gallivan

Mayor Brown is acting on Grant’s policy agenda

The administration of Mayor Byron W. Brown has been taking sweeping actions to reform the City’s Police Department, following the mayoral campaign that civic leader Betty Jean Grant waged against him. Merely a few short months after Grant’s bruising criticism of the Brown administration’s dismal record on unsolved homicides, its militant posture towards the Black community, and of the Police Commissioner — the four term … Continue reading Mayor Brown is acting on Grant’s policy agenda

Cuomo silent on NAFTA, as he prepares to face Upstate challengers

Governor Andrew Cuomo has been unusually quiet — not saying a word about the ongoing North American Free Trade Agreement talks in Montreal — especially for an elected official seeking a third term later this year. The Clinton-era trade agreement is deeply unpopular across Upstate New York, where formerly industrial cities like Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Binghamton, and Utica are still reeling from the joblessness that … Continue reading Cuomo silent on NAFTA, as he prepares to face Upstate challengers

Rene Jones ridiculed by local activists for skipping NAFTA negotiations in Montreal

M&T Bank’s new CEO Rene Jones has just recently taken the helm — a top 20 American bank by market capitalization and Western New York’s largest employer — but local activists are already ridiculing the CEO for a perceived leadership void. Jones is not attending NAFTA renegotiations in Montreal next week, at a time when political activists across the Rust Belt are demanding that the … Continue reading Rene Jones ridiculed by local activists for skipping NAFTA negotiations in Montreal

Social justice activist fundraises for Delaware North’s congressional candidate

Jane Cameron, purportedly a social justice activist, is actively fundraising money for the Congressional candidacy of Nate McMurray, a Vice President at the global hospitality giant based in Buffalo and owned by billionaire Jacobs family, Delaware North. Cameron is now circulating donation requests in a slew of social justice themed activist groups on Facebook, which is raising eyebrows considering that McMurray can easily leverage his … Continue reading Social justice activist fundraises for Delaware North’s congressional candidate