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and analysis.

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by Jim Heaney

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by Dan Telvock

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Feb
28

Heaney talks OTB on ‘Pressroom

Jim Heaney walks Susan Arbetter through his recent story on the Western Regional Off Track Betting Corp. OTB officials, he said on The Capitol Pressroom, are resisting calls to stop providing health insurance to board members and to disclose who is using tickets purchased to attend concerts and sporting events.  

Dec
11

Buffalo Billion criminals get off easy

Hold up a gas station and you’re looking at a minimum of five years in prison. Get napped with an ounce of crack and the mandatory minimum is five to ten years. Engage in bid rigging, and in the process violate the public’s trust and cost taxpayers potentially million of dollars? If you’re Louis Ciminelli, […]

Nov
09

Heaney talks “big lie” strategy on ‘Pressroom

What to make President Donald Trump’s banishment of CNN reporter Jim Acosta? Jim Heaney tells Susan Arbetter of The Capitol Pressroom that Trump’s continued assault on journalists is part of a “big lie” strategy intended in part to destabilize democratic institutions. Heaney also discusses a recent Investigative Post story on two economic development programs in […]

Oct
05

Heaney discusses fatal police shooting

Jim Heaney discusses his coverage of the fatal police shooting of Rafael “Pito” Rivera with Susan Arbetter on The Capitol Pressroom. Heaney also noted the absence of concern, much less criticism, from elected officials or most activist organizations in the city in the face of the death of three men of color in encounters with […]

Sep
07

Heaney talks primary on ‘Pressroom

Jim Heaney tells Susan Arbetter of WCNY’s The Capitol Pressroom that few candidates for statewide office have campaigned aggressively in Western New York during this primary season. He also said the next state attorney general needs to focus on dealing with state corruption. Give a listen.  

Jul
27

Heaney talks ‘Billion on ‘Pressroom

Editor Jim Heaney discusses a recent story by Charlotte Keith on the failure of the AMRI project to spin off the jobs promised by state officials. During his interview with Susan Arbetter of The Capitol Pressroom he also touches on the guilty verdicts in the corruption trial involving the Buffalo Billon and reforms in the […]

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Jul
14

Heaney talks City Hall on ‘Pressroom

Susan Arbetter, host of The Capitol Pressroom, told Editor Jim Heaney a recent story by Charlotte Keith produced by Investigative Post made her “angry.” The story documented the failure by the administration of Mayor Byron Brown to enforce the city’s fair housing law. Arbetter’s angst was rooted in the mayor’s indifference to the plight of […]

Jun
29

Heaney offers his take on corruption trial

WGRZ anchor Maryalice Demler interviewed Jim Heaney on Friday regarding the Buffalo Billion corruption trial. Heaney discussed what he found striking in the testimony thus far. For starters, he said testimony has established the degree to which state officials tried to cover their tracks. They used private emails – later deleting some of them – and […]