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If Schumer vacates his Senate seat following midterm losses, who would Hochul appoint to replace him?

Even if Senator Chuck Schumer wins his personal reelection effort in November, the Democrats are likely to lose control of the Senate and oust Schumer as Leader of the Democratic Party caucus in the chamber.  That has young and aspiring

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Niagara Falls has infrastructure needs too, Senator Kennedy

The massive new infrastructure bill proposed by President Joe Biden makes more than two trillion dollars available to remake the American infrastructure system — and Western New York stands to be appropriated billions.  The federal government will fund 80% of


Peoples-Stokes will shape housing legislation this session

The newly ascendant Assembly Majority Leader Crystal Peoples-Stokes is expected to play a key role in housing legislation that is expected early this session. Agencies like the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) and the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority, have


The conspiracy to destroy Joe Mascia unfolds

On Monday, the Buffalo Common Council met at their regularly scheduled caucus, where members review agenda items ahead of their Tuesday committee meetings. The meeting discussed the BMHA’s pending request for a $250,000 grant to cover its ongoing operating deficit


Veronica Nichols slams Mayor Brown on SUNY appointment

Veronica Nichols, the community activist who challenged Assemblywoman Crystal People Stokes in a tree way primary contest last year, is calling out Mayor Byron Brown. Brown’s surprise appointment to the SUNY board of trustees is a conflict of interest, she


Nevergold tells Peoples-Stokes to take a step back on mayoral control

Former school board president Dr. Barbara Seals-Nevergold published a statement that opposes recent efforts by Assemblywoman Crystal Peoples-Stokes to replace the school board with mayoral control of district schools. Peoples-Stokes is the chairwoman of a powerful minority caucus in the State

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Palma backs Antoine, as Peoples-Stokes falls flat in North Buffalo

Carmen Palma — one of the most politically influential community leaders in the city — is giving former Senator Antoine Thompson a big boost in a part of the 141st Assembly district where the incumbent Assemblywoman is deeply unpopular. Palma, who chairs the Italian

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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