NY Senate

Does Senator Ortt’s plan for casino cash go far enough?

By Mike Hudson, The Niagara Falls Reporter State Sen. Rob Ortt wants to reverse the state and local split of the slot machine revenue take at the Seneca Niagara Casino and give Niagara Falls 75 percent, leaving the state with

NY Senate

Chris Jacobs offends poor people

County Clerk Chris Jacobs is doubling down on his call for an earlier bar closing time, despite the issue igniting a scathing discourse with sharply classist overtones. The issue is dividing the city between its blue collar populace and its


Possible contenders for County Sheriff

Democratic Party infighting has long thwarted efforts to take the Count Sheriff’s office, held by Republican Tim Howard since 2005, when he succeeded the newly elected Senator Patrick Gallivan, the Republican who held the office since 1998. After 18 years

NY Assembly

Democrats consider Assembly contests

State Assembly districts are not typically high profile or high spending contests since the chamber is solidly controlled by the Democrats’ majority. That majority has gerrymandered a structural advantage for Democrats while denying the Republican members the same level of staff


Let the county recycle the old federal courthouse

The former United States Federal Courthouse has been vacant since the opening of the new Robert F. Jackson Courthouse built opposite its old location on Niagara Square. The General Services Administration has circulated a request for proposals and Congressman Brian