Hochul confidants ask university leaders to begin preparing ‘UB 2030’ legislation

Confidants of incoming Governor Kathy Hochul have asked University at Buffalo officials to begin preparing legislation that designates it the flagship campus of the State University of New York system.  The legislation is intended to include the construction of several

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Pat Whalen floated to lead NYDOT in Hochul administration

Buffalo businessman Patrick Whalen is being floated to lead the New York State Department of Transportation in the likely event that Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul will replace the increasingly embattled Governor Andrew Cuomo. Whalen is a longtime civic leader who

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Camille Brandon to lead Hochul’s gubernatorial campaign

Sources tell The Chronicle that longtime Western New York political operative and Bolton St. Johns lobbyist Camille Brandon is likely to lead Kathy Hochul‘s gubernatorial campaign in the increasingly likely event that Governor Andrew Cuomo is removed from office. Observers say

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Cuomo is willing to give Hochul the governorship in 2020

Governor Andrew Cuomo is making a strong play for Western New York in his third reelection effort, even as former County Executive Joel Giambra and other Western New Yorkers consider gubernatorial bids.  That he recently decided to retain Lt. Governor


Will the University at Buffalo be ready for Governor Hochul?

Political operatives from both parties expect that Governor Andrew Cuomo will be indicted by the US Attorney’s office on January 2nd of next year. Preet Bharara is said to have “hundreds of hours” of wire taps probing the Governor, his operatives, and some of