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Senator Kennedy Rallies for Minimum Wage Increase, Urges Albany to Raise the People’s Pay

Senator Kennedy Rallies for Minimum Wage Increase, Urges Albany to Raise the People’s Pay

Over 100 people joined Kennedy at Friday’s rally at the Gloria J. Parks Community Center. Kennedy launches online petition to raise the minimum wage.

State lawmakers Kennedy, Peoples-Stokes, Ryan support measures to raise the minimum wage from $7.25 to $8.75 an hour and linking future increases to the Consumer Price Index.

Kennedy: Now’s the Time to Raise the Minimum Wage, and Stop Playing Paycheck Roulette by Linking Future Increases to CPI.

Live with Guantanamo Bay: 11 Years Later

Live with Guantanamo Bay: 11 Years Later

"On January 11, 2002, the first of nearly 800 prisoners was sent to the US military prison camp at Guantanamo Bay. Images of these men shackled, wearing orange boiler suits, goggled and masked shocked the world. Eleven years on, 166 prisoners remain in captivity - all without due process. Join us remembering their stories and continuing the quest for justice against the world’s most notorious prison system."  

- Cage Prisoners, 2013

On January 10, 2013, Cage Prisoners interviewed six former Guantanamo detainees: Bisher Al-Rawi, Shafiq Rasul, Ruhal Ahmed, Asif Iqbal, Tarek Dergoul, and Omar Deghayes.

Live Interviews

City Comptroller Deplores Accounting Dodge

City Comptroller Deplores Accounting Dodge

A Statement Released by Buffalo Comptroller Mark J.F. Schroeder

Yearly use of fund balance to fill budget gap is unsustainable, according to comptroller

While Buffalo continues reduce its debt burden and has a healthy fund balance, decreasing revenue and the yearly use of reserves to plug budget gaps could cause problems down the road, said Buffalo Comptroller Mark J.F. Schroeder upon releasing the city’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the fiscal year spanning July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012.

Senator Grisanti Sponsors Disabled American Veterans Info Seminar

Senator Grisanti Sponsors Disabled American Veterans Info Seminar

Disabled American Veterans Information Seminar Saturday, October 27 

Senator Mark Grisanti (R- Buffalo) today announced a chance for local disabled veterans to obtain answers to questions about state benefits and services during an information seminar at Erie Community College’s South Campus.  An officer from the National Service Office of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) will facilitate questions from the community and provide counseling for ways to navigate the system.

Senator Grisanti Sponsored Electronic Waste Collection Event A Success For Western New York

Senator Grisanti Sponsored Electronic Waste Collection Event A Success For Western New York

BUFFALO, NY- October 9, 2012- Senator Mark Grisanti (R,I-Buffalo)  today announced that more than 80,000 pounds of electronic waste were collected and recycled at a free event Saturday hosted by Senator Grisanti in cooperation with SunnKing Electronic Recycling Inc. at St. Amelia School. 
 
Residents of Tonawanda and throughout Erie County dropped off items as small as computer keyboards and as large as copy machines and flat screen televisions. Volunteers from the Town of Tonawanda Aquettes assisted with the unloading of cars in an effort to move the process smoothly along throughout the day. The success of this inaugural event has organizers planning a second event for next year.

Funding Obtained for Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

Funding Obtained for Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

A Statement Released by the Office of Congresswoman Kathy Hochul (D-26th District)

WESTERN NEW YORK – Today, Representatives Brian Higgins (NY-27), and Kathy Hochul (NY-26) announced $1.4 million in Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) grants awarded through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.  Recipients such as the Research Foundation of SUNY-Buffalo State College will use the funds to address invasive species in New York State. 

“The Great Lakes is an underappreciated regional and national asset which contributes significantly to our economy and environment,” said Congressman Higgins, a member of the Congressional Great Lakes Caucus.  “According to the Brookings Institution, Buffalo alone would see economic gains between $600 million to $1.1 billion if the Great Lakes are restored.  Investments like these move us closer to that goal.”

Assemblyman Ryan Urges Department of Health To Hold Public Hearings On Fracking

DEC Recently Announced It Would Delay Issuing Environmental Impact Statement On Hydrofracking Until A New Health Impact Review By The Department of Health Is Completed

Ryan: Public Input Must Be A Key Component of DOH Health Review