If the reason the chairman of the Monroe County Independence Party resigned is that party officials believe that his wife accepted $5,000 in “bribe money” from the campaign of Democratic congressional candidate Jack Davis, does that mean that they believe Davis offered $5,000 in "bribe money"?
I've never read an Indian treaty, but I'd love for someone to point out exactly where there is a provision in there allowing Native Americans to sell tax free gas & tobacco. Apparently this judge has found that provision, and another year of hundreds of millions of dollars in taxes will go uncollected.
The Buffalo News has a short snippet related to the finalization of Niagara County's purchase of land in Cambria to build a new Public Works campus. The article stated that "the project is under design, and a detailed plan and cost estimate are expected this fall. A preliminary estimate was $40 million." Wrong. The preliminary estimate was $15 million. How the press continuously allows this buffoon of a County Manager to slide for his repeated screwing of the taxpayers is beyond belief. Someone please show the courage to call him out on his multi-million dollar miscalculation.
Kudos to the Niagara County IDA for agreeing to return the full $2 million that it borrowed from the county in the late 1980s to create a revolving loan fund that has been used in the years since to assist area businesses. We're also glad to see, as Gazette reporter Mark Scheer notes, "a commitment on behalf of the Republican-led majority caucus to use a $2 million loan repayment from the county’s Industrial Development Agency to support tax rate stabilization in 2009".
Last week we touched on some very positive news related to job growth and hotel occupancy in Buffalo Niagara. The good news continues with the announcement that the construction boom continues in Western New York, according to a report issued Tuesday morning by McGraw-Hill Inc. Contracts for future construction in Erie and Niagara counties totaled $157.95 million in June, running 77 percent ahead of $89.29 million in the same month a year ago.
Congressional candidate Jack Davis has a Web site that slams his 26th CD Democratic primary opponent, Jon Powers.