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Fahey Wins Support of Hardworking Western New Yorkers

Fahey Wins Support of Hardworking Western New Yorkers

Western New York working families are rallying around Chris Fahey, candidate for the vacant 145th New York Assembly seat. 

“The people of Western New York have a work ethic like none other and they demand and deserve representation with the same level of energy and commitment,” said Chris Fahey.   “Too often politicians go to Albany and the primary focus becomes their own selfish job retention.    Instead this community needs a leader willing and ready to put in the hard work and fight desperately needed to create quality jobs that can support working families and advance opportunities to keep our talented children here after college.” 

SOPA Revisited? Pakistan: URL Filtering

SOPA Revisited? Pakistan: URL Filtering

By March of 2012, The Pakistani Telecommunication Authority (PTA), may have succeeded in deployment of an Internet URL Filtering and Blocking system unless we, global citizens, along with the people of Pakistan, help prevent this from occurring.

The Senecas Left Home...170 Years Ago

The Senecas Left Home...170 Years Ago

Buffalo was actually founded by the Seneca Indians in 1780.  They welcomed the white settlers who later forced them to sell their land rights in 1842 and move out of the city they founded, onto reservations they occupy today....

Sen. Kennedy Calls Redistricting Proposal Political Gerrymandering

Sen. Kennedy Calls Redistricting Proposal Political Gerrymandering

Senator testifies before LATFOR public hearing at Buffalo City Hall

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Senator Timothy M. Kennedy, D-58th District, called Senate Republicans’ redistricting proposal a clear example of political gerrymandering during his testimony before the panel tasked with redrawing the state legislative map at their public hearing Thursday. He urged the panel to take their remap proposal back to the drawing boards.

“Rather than making compactness, contiguity and communities of interest the guiding principles of the redistricting process,” Senator Kennedy said, “it appears you have manipulated the map and carefully plotted districts with the goals of maintaining power and safeguarding vulnerable incumbents.”

Common Council Report for February 7, 2012

 

Meeting Summary

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FEBRUARY 7, 2012

 

Congressman Higgins Announces Application Period for Federal Fire Grants

Congressman Higgins Announces Application Period for Federal Fire Grants

A Statement Released by Congressman Brian Higgins' Office

Window for Local First Responders to Apply Opens Today 

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will be accepting applications for Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response (SAFER) grants starting on January 30, 2012. SAFER grants assist local fire departments with staffing and deployment capabilities to ensure that communities have adequate protection from fire and fire-related hazards.

“Western New York fire companies have benefitted greatly from SAFER grant funding in years past,” said Congressman Higgins. “I strongly encourage local fire companies to submit applications this year for assistance with recruitment and retention of first responders.”

Governor Andrew Cuomo

Governor Andrew Cuomo

Governor Andrew Cuomo today travelled to the City of Buffalo to outline his 2012-2013 Executive Budget and Reform Plan.