NY Comptroller

Trichter’s leftist views shock GOP, as Cox takes heat for a weak ticket

New York State Republican Party Chairman Ed Cox isn’t shy about recruiting Democrats to run for public office — a practice that often draws criticism from the party faithful before the candidate fades away from the political scene — observers

Erie County Republicans

Republicans want Chairman’s outside income investigated by prosecutors

It is no secret among local political operatives that Erie County Republican Party Chairman Nick Langworthy has been accepting ‘outside income’ that his critics say “profoundly corrupts the Republican nominating process, seemingly constituting honest services fraud.”  The activists want Langworthy’s

Corruption

Silver convicted on all counts — again

Former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, 74, was found guilty Friday of receiving more than $4 million in kickbacks — a sound affirmation of a 2015 conviction that had been overturned on appeal.  The jury found him guilty on all seven

Governor

Giambra outlines Marijuana Infrastructure Plan at Cannabis Parade

Joel Giambra, Reform Party candidate for Governor, outlined his “Marijuana Infrastructure Plan” at the Cannabis Parade in Manhattan on Saturday. Giambra has pledged to end New York’s marijuana prohibition. ŸA statewide cannabis excise tax of 13%, permits and licensing fees, along

NY Senate

Joan Seamans announces bid to unseat Ranzenhofer in 61st district

Joan Seamans, a business owner and former Williamsville Village Trustee, announced her candidacy this Saturday at the VFW Hall on Spring Street.  Seamans is a successful photographer, operating her Main Street studio for many years in the Village’s historic district.

Governor

Giambra will march in NYC’s Cannabis Parade on Saturday

It was back in January in frigid Buffalo that former Erie County Executive Joel Giambra called for the “toughest, tightest regulated” legalized marijuana bill in the United States as a way to raise billions of dollars in tax revenue to