Investigations

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and analysis.

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by Jim Heaney

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by Dan Telvock

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and commentary

Aug
10

Record losses at SolarCity

SolarCity posted a record net loss of $250 million for the second quarter of this year, according to financial statements filed Tuesday with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Losses for the first half of this year stand at a staggering $533 million, putting the company on pace to lose more than $1 billion for 2016. Losses […]

Aug
01

Heaney talks subsidies on ‘Pressroom

Jim Heaney, in a wide-wide ranging interview with Susan Arbetter of The Capitol Pressroom, discusses the lack of transparency around state economic development programs and a dubious $125,000 grant made to an ice cream parlor under the Buffalo Billion. The interview, which broadcast July 28, runs from 22:20 to 36:43. Heaney will turn the tables on Arbetter when […]

Jul
14

Buffalo Billion program at Daemen struggles

When Sonja Slother enrolled in a fledgling film production program at Daemen College, her enthusiasm was buoyed by the college’s partnership with a company committed to creating more than 100 jobs. The initiative, which was awarded $4.5 million in Buffalo Billion funding, was meant to train a workforce for the visual effects industry Gov. Andrew Cuomo […]

Jun
08

Cuomo’s flawed model, Part 2

Jim Heaney, in a second story prepared for WBFO and other upstate NPR stations, details how the model being used to develop major economic development projects upstate thwarts transparency and involves other questionable practices. Part 1 aired Tuesday.

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Jun
07

Cuomo model no game changer

Jim Heaney, in first of two stories broadcast on WBFO and other major NPR stations across upstate, reports that Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s model for revitalizing Buffalo and other major cities has several serious shortcomings. Is his model a game changer? Hardly. Heaney’s second story broadcasts Wednesday.

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Jun
03

Heaney talks about “dishonesty” on ‘Pressroom

In an interview with Susan Arbetter of The Capitol Pressroom, Investigative Post Editor Jim Heaney took on what he termed the “fundamental dishonesty” of politicians who continue to claim the Buffalo area economy is surging. Heaney was responding to a letter to the editor published earlier this week in The New York Times from four prominent […]

May
26

Building a diverse pipeline for the trades

Pre-apprentice programs that prepare minorities to enter the building trades are critical to diversifying the construction workforce, a national expert said Wednesday at an event hosted by Investigative Post. Buffalo needs a “big pot of money” for apprenticeship programs bolstered by community groups that work together to promote diversity in the construction trades, said John […]

May
20

Heaney talks SolarCity on ‘Pressroom

Investigative Post Editor Jim Heaney and Susan Arbetter of The Capitol Pressroom discuss the latest developments involving the SolarCity project in Buffalo, including a reduction in planned factory jobs from 1,460 to 500. The interview, taped Thursday, runs from 22:30 to 37:19.