A handful of red-state Democrats were instrumental in helping Republicans secure a rollback of banking regulations sought by then-President Donald Trump in 2018. Now those changes are being blamed for contributing to recent bank collapses.
In Buffalo visit, Buttigieg hails $55 million federal grant to dismantle expressway that segregated community
U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg decried the Kensington Expressway as a "gash through the community" Friday morning on a visit to Buffalo promoting a $55 million federal grant to help reconnect East Side neighborhoods.
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg will be in Buffalo on Friday to highlight the $55 million awarded to a plan to put a deck over the Kensington Expressway, one of the first projects to receive funding from the Biden administration's "Reconnecting Communities" program.
The money is part of $1.2 billion in mega grants being awarded under the 2021 bipartisan infrastructure law.
The new UB AI Institute for Exceptional Education will use the grant to further applications that can assist students with communication disabilities and improve their educational outcomes, Sen. Charles E. Schumer said.
Was it all too much money? Maybe. At a total of $1.7 trillion, it was certainly a lot. Could it have been better? Absolutely. But elections matter.
Schumer, Gillibrand and other leaders pledge to have blizzard declared 'major disaster' to release federal funds
"We all want to ensure that 2023 is a better year for Buffalo," he said during a news conference on Wednesday.
Check below to read all of The Buffalo News' coverage on the bevy of local, state and national races affecting Western New York.
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Wow! The Buffalo News endorsements of Kathy Hochul and Chuck Schumer are absolutely astonishing. Astonishingly biased and out of touch with co…
Some Americans, including New Yorkers, have bought into the canard that once an elected official is seasoned enough to know how to get things done, he should be discarded. Chuck Schumer is proof of the theory’s foolishness, writes The News' Editorial Board.
A recent boost in requests for absentee ballots for the general election suggests local early-voting turnout could rise, matching a national surge as Democrats and Republicans vie for control of the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives
As legal retail sales of recreational cannabis approach reality in Western New York – possibly as soon as December – credit is due to New York…
Schumer's role in the next Senate depends on a number of closely fought battles that stretch across the country, as Democrats try to hold onto – or even grow – their tenuous 50-50 majority.
They don’t call these elections “races” for nothing. “Who’s gonna win?” remains the big question on the campaign trail. It has its place in the overall story.
Sen. Charles Schumer said the $25 million grant will help the region train more than 1,600 workers for careers in manufacturing and tech by building a more diverse workforce, with a particular focus on providing opportunities to East Buffalo residents.
“Hope springs eternal.” Hope sustained us during the despair of a two year pandemic, a tumultuous attack on our seat of government and rampant…
Albany’s political calendar-makers have graced us with primaries and a special election for next week. Add politics to summer fun.
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When attending government meetings or public functions in Orchard Park, it is best to keep in mind what may be happening at Highmark Stadium.
There is no break from climate change-fueled extreme weather.
The new Siena College poll confirms what just about everyone in New York knows: Statewide, Dems are running strong, at least in early August.
Republicans continued to express their frustration with their inability to get votes on amendments to the PACT Act, a multi-billion dollar bill that would provide help to millions of veterans who suffered toxic exposure to burn pits during their military service, as Democrats continued to rail against their position, saying Senate Republicans are costing sick veterans precious time.
Stations usually try to provide balance on election nights by having representatives of both parties analyze elections, but only WGRZ-TV (Channel 2) did that Tuesday, Pergament says.
First in a series of editorials.
"With the nation reeling from the slaughter of 19 fourth-graders and two teachers in Texas only 10 days after a racist massacre claimed 10 lives in Buffalo, the U.S. Senate seems poised this week to do what it often does: Nothing. Meanwhile, the U.S. Supreme Court may be poised to make it even easier for Americans to carry guns," writes Jerry Zremski.