Republican gubernatorial candidates Marc Molinaro and John DeFrancisco are being lambasted by activists for their refusal to back the Child Victims Act. Advocates are demanding Majority Leader John Flanagan to bring the bill up for a vote on the Senate floor this month – something that Flanagan and Deputy Majority Leader DeFrancisco have been unwilling to do. Both Senators oppose the bill and have defended … Continue reading Senate GOP blocks the Child Victims Act following contributions from Catholic groups
Michael Yevoli, the Regional President of Empire State Development’s Capitol Region, is seemingly at the center of the public corruption scandal that has engulfed the administration of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s administration — but hasn’t been indicted in the federal investigation launched by former United States Attorney Preet Bharara. A source, claiming to be retired from law enforcement, tells The Chronicle that Yevoli was questioned in the federal … Continue reading Source says Yevoli was trailed by FBI in Cuomo corruption scandal
Following the sudden death of Congresswoman Louise Slaughter, age 88, observers are speculating who might replace the longtime Representative — who rose to serve as the Chairwoman of the powerful House Rules Committee during her three decades in elected office. Initial political chatter pits Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren against former Lt. Governor Bob Duffy — two popular and well know Democrats in the district. Observers … Continue reading Golisano for Congress?
It is being widely rumored among political operatives that Alain Kaloyeros, the former head of SUNY Polytechnic and a principle target of public corruption charges that have engulfed the administration of Governor Andrew Cuomo, is offering the United States Attorney new evidence relating to the Buffalo Billion project once known as ‘Solar City.’ A source familiar with the investigation suggests that, in exchange for testimony implicating Cuomo … Continue reading Kaloyeros rumored to be offering evidence against Cuomo
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
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
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