Reforms to New York’s 485-a real estate subsidy went into effect on January 1, 2021. Lawmakers gutted them six months later.
A war propagandist from the Bush administration and well-connected Albany lobbyists are working to extract $1.4 billion in subsidies from New Yorkers.
NY governor is raising money from billionaires on promises not to raise their taxes and instead slash state funding for poor cities
Roswell Park Cancer Center and Erie County Medical Center belong to lobbying group working to protect health insurance profits
Tax break for mixed-use development has been abused to force property owners and renters to pay taxes for luxury lofts
Jon Williams is hailed as a green energy hero, but he is not the environmental champion his public image portrays
Buffalo’s biggest banks are lending hundreds of millions to fossil fuel companies and funding a lobbying effort against climate action in New York.
Anthony Masiello was hired as a lobbyist by the City of Buffalo, creating conflicts of interest with his other clients who do business with the city.
Nick Sinatra owes at least $827,382.80 on 42 properties in Erie County. He has received nearly $1.5 million in public subsidies.
Andrew Cuomo is in Buffalo today for a $1000-per-head fundraiser that is expected to raise $500,000 for the governor’s war chest, which at $28 million is much, much larger than that of any other gubernatorial candidate in the country. Cuomo will be met by an anti-fracking protest. …
Elite social clubs do not make headlines all that often, and when they do they are typically discussed in a cultural context. See this 2011 New York Times piece on the Core Club, for instance, which appeared in the Fashion & Style section. The opening fixates on a Birkin handbag which “sells for about the …
New York’s Department of Environmental Conservation has chosen Robert Jacobi, a University at Buffalo geologist with ties to the natural gas industry, to study the link between fracking and earthquakes, a DEC spokeswoman told Bloomberg‘s Jim Esftathiou, Jr. Jacobi, who is a senior advisor to gas driller EQT Production and who runs a geoscience consultancy, …