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Former Governor of New Mexico Bill Richardson to Speak at Canisius

Former Governor of New Mexico Bill Richardson to Speak at Canisius

Buffalo, NY – Bill Richardson, former governor of New Mexico, will speak at Canisius College on Tuesday, September 20, 2011, at 7 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center. Richardson’s talk, entitled “A Look at Politics in America and the Race to 2012,” is sponsored by the William H. Fitzpatrick Chair of Political Science Lecture Series. The event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Richardson was first elected to office in 2002 and re-elected in 2006 with the support of 69 percent of voters, representing the largest margin of victory for any governor in state history. His bold governing style moved New Mexico forward in several important areas, including clean energy, commuter rail, education, tax cuts, public safety, spaceport, film industry, environment and healthcare. Richardson completed his second term as governor of New Mexico in December 2010.

Surprise Meeting by Redistricting Task Force

Surprise Meeting by Redistricting Task Force

From a Statement by NYPIRG

The New York State Legislative Task Force on Demographic Research and Reapportionment  (LATFOR), the legislative committee tasked with redrawing New York’s legislative and congressional district lines, will be holding their Western New York public hearing tomorrow at 10 a.m. inside City Hall ... but who knew?

Surprise Meeting by Redistricting Task Force

Surprise Meeting by Redistricting Task Force

From a Statement by NYPIRG

The New York State Legislative Task Force on Demographic Research and Reapportionment  (LATFOR), the legislative committee tasked with redrawing New York’s legislative and congressional district lines, will be holding their Western New York public hearing tomorrow at 10 a.m. inside City Hall ... but who knew?

Bar Association Issues Ratings for Judicial Candidates

Bar Association Issues Ratings for Judicial Candidates

BUFFALO, NY- The Bar Association of Erie County has completed and issued its 2011 ratings for judicial candidates for Buffalo City Court, Erie County Family Court and New York State Supreme Court. Ratings include Outstanding, Well Qualified, Qualified, and Not Recommended. The Association announces its rating as follows:

New York State Supreme Court

Hon. Patrick H. NeMoyer – Outstanding

 

Erie County Court

Hon. Sharon M. LoVallo – Well Qualified

Hon. Patricia A. Maxwell – Well Qualified

 

Buffalo City Court

Gillian Brown – Qualified

Hon. Susan M. Eagan – Well Qualified

Hon. Joseph A. Fiorella – Well Qualified

Local Politicians Visit the Matt Urban Center to Discuss Housing

Local Politicians Visit the Matt Urban Center to Discuss Housing

Assemblyman Vito J. Lopez (D - Brooklyn), the Housing Chair of the New York State Assembly, and Assemblywoman Crystal Davis Peoples-Stokes (D-Buffalo), visited the Matt Urban Center (1081 Broadway, Buffalo, NY 14212) today for an agency and neighborhood tour.

We used this wonderful opportunity to examine and discuss the preservation of affordable housing for low-income and moderate-income families. We also examined policies and programs to address unemployment, environmental hazards, and the creation and sustainability of quality affordable rental and homeownership opportunities.

Legislator Rath to Leave Legislature at the End of the Year

Legislator Rath to Leave Legislature at the End of the Year

Erie County Legislator Edward A. Rath III released the following statement on Tuesday, August 09, 2011 pertaining to his future with the Erie County Legislature:

“With gratitude to my constituents and respect for the political process, I will be leaving the Erie County Legislature at the end of the year. First and foremost, I greatly look forward to spending more time with my wife Amy and our three children, “ Legislator Rath stated. “I did not choose to leave the County Legislature, the reapportionment decision drastically changed the map, leaving me without a district. As a champion of downsizing I was fully aware of this risk, and I believe that a smaller Legislature is in the best interests of Erie County.”

Congressman Higgins Announces $167,000 for Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper

Congressman Higgins Announces $167,000 for Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper

Federal Funding to support Shoreline Restoration Efforts along Riverbend Project

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced the award of $167,000 in federal funding for Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper.   The grant, provided through the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, will support Phase II of the Buffalo Riverbend project

“These federal funds will continue our efforts to preserve and enhance the water’s edge,” said Congressman Higgins, a member of the Congressional Great Lakes Task Force.  “Beyond the clear environmental benefits this work will continue the transformation of Buffalo’s old and industrial image to one that is new, exciting and welcoming to the public and innovative economic development.”