Niagara Falls

Niagara County Clerk reminds pistol permit holders to re-certify

Niagara County Joseph A. Jastrzemski today reminded pistol permit holders that under the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act of Jan.15, 2013, pistol permit holders must re-certify every five years with the New York State Police Office.  That

Police Beat

Teen indicted on gun charges

Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 18-year-old Clifton D. Eutsey of Buffalo was arraigned this morning before Erie County Court Judge Kenneth Case on an indictment charging him with two counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon

Police Beat

South Buffalo man arraigned on murder charge

Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 61-year-old Michael B. Rattle of Buffalo was virtually arraigned this morning before Buffalo City Court Judge Betty Calvo-Torres on one count of Murder in the Second Degree, a Class “A-I” felony.


SCISSORS: India clings to a failed status quo

BY DEREK SCISSORS Earlier this week, India’s Supreme Court indefinitely stayed new, important farm laws, creating a court-appointed committee to . . . do something, maybe. This has been hailed as prudent and needed to protect farmers and attacked as a


VIARD: Payroll tax deferral ends with a whimper

BY ALAN D. VIARD In previous posts (here and here), I discussed the Trump administration’s decision last August to allow employers to defer the Social Security payroll taxes that they would otherwise have withheld from their employees’ paychecks during the last four months of

National Headlines

Federal dollars keep California ‘swimming in money’

BY MATT WEIDINGER California Governor Gavin Newsom’s latest budget proposal released last week suggests, as one article summarized, the state is currently “swimming in money,” including “a $15 billion one-time surplus.” That’s a massive turnaround from early in the coronavirus crisis, when headlines warned California faced

White House

Will Biden’s embrace of industrial policy pay off?

BY JAMES PETHOKOUKIS Joe Biden wants more government intervention in the American economy. And not just cutting checks to people. Biden favors a national industrial policy, what his “build back better” campaign agenda describes as a “comprehensive manufacturing and innovation strategy” which “will marshall