NY Senate

Panepintos’ marriage raises questions about conflicts of interest

Over the last two months, some of the most prominent members of Buffalo’s legal community have been raising questions privately about the propriety of State Supreme Court Justice Catherine Nugent Panepinto sitting on the bench while her husband, Marc, engages in heated partisan

NY Assembly

Peoples-Stokes is a no-show at Assembly debate

Assemblywoman Crystal Peoples-Stokes, a twelve-year incumbent, was a no-show at last Thursday night’s Democratic primary debate. The audience booed her absence and expressed long moans of displeasure that lasted a number of minutes, as her chair sat empty. Challengers Antoine Thompson

NY Senate

For Panepintos, election fraud was a family affair

When Marc Panepinto was charged with a Class D felony in 2001, he quickly plead the charge of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument to a lesser misdemeanor, involving tampering with petitions. The plea deal allowed Panepinto to avoid indictment by

NY Senate

Senator Coppola will work to repeal the NYSAFE Act

Perhaps no other issue this election cycle has as many New Yorkers outraged over the excesses of government overreach than Andrew Cuomo’s NYSAFE Act, which severely infringes on second amendment protections. Republican Mark Grisanti was instrumental to the law’s passage.

Education

Senator Coppola: “Stop bashing teachers, stupid”

Senator Al Coppola, the Democrat running for State Senate against Mark Grisanti, is disgusted with the way that today’s political discourse has wrongly bashed teachers in the media, often using hard working career professionals as political scapegoats — for purposes that often have little to do with

NY Senate

Panepinto’s election fraud conviction disqualifies candidacy

Few behaviors are more demonstrative of a willingness to betray the public’s trust than to knowingly commit election fraud so egregiously that one’s license to practice law gets suspended. That is precisely State Senate candidate Marc Panepinto’s background in politics.

City

Grisanti’s betrayal of West Side Italians infuriates base

The historic neighborhoods of Columbus Park and Prospect Hill have deep Italian American roots. State Senator Mark Grisanti continues to maintain a law office on Niagara Street near Jersey, where he is a 3rd generation criminal defense attorney. Upon his

NY Senate

Stocker to repeal Cuomo’s NYSAFE Act

Former Town Prosecutor Kevin Stocker is dead set against Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s NYSAFE Act, which was pushed through the New York State Senate swiftly and secretly — with Sen. Mark Grisanti’s help. Stocker is vowing to repeal the law as

NY Senate

Panepinto is owned by the teachers’ unions

State Senate candidate Marc Panepinto, a Buffalo Democrat who was once convicted of election fraud and whose license to practice law was suspended for one year, is expecting that the New York State Union of Teachers (NYSUT) will be bankrolling his campaign.

NY Assembly

Antoine Thompson to recieve community service award

By Christina Abt Antoine Thompson (D), candidate for the NYS Assembly 141th District and lifelong Buffalo activist dedicated to strengthening and advancing his hometown community, has been chosen as the Coalition of Black Trade Unionist (CBTU) Buffalo Chapter 2014 Community