Investigations

Exposés, reports
and analysis.

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Muckraking blog
by Jim Heaney

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Environmental blog
by Dan Telvock

Tom Toles

Editorial cartoons
and commentary

May
14

Election law cops shrug shoulders at apparent violation

The crime – or at least the appearance of one – is out there in plain sight. The intended victim is prepared to testify. But the investigators are nowhere to be found; not even curious, they say. Prosecutors and Board of Election officials agree that state election law prohibits the offering of public employment in […]

Apr
24

An “F” grade for school board campaign transparency

Mary Pasciak of The Buffalo News reports that Buffalo School Board candidates and their donors have ignored disclosure laws on campaign contributions.

Mar
26

Following up on Sergio Rodriguez

Trending Buffalo discusses the Republican’s mayoral campaign in the wake of Investigative Post’s noteworthy interview with the candidate that aired over the weekend.

Mar
23

Q&A: Mayoral candidate Sergio Rodriguez

Sergio Rodriguez isn’t daunted by the odds of running for mayor as a Republican in a city where Democrats hold a seven-to-one enrollment edge. Rodriguez, 32, is a native of the Dominican Republic. His family moved to the United States when he was 10 and grew up on Long Island. Rodriguez moved to Buffalo a […]

Mar
22

GOP job offer to Rodriguez a possible felony

Sergio Rodriguez told me in an interview that airs Saturday morning on WGRZ’s Daybreak that unnamed higher ups in local Republican Party circles “strongly encouraged” him to drop his candidacy for mayor. He further asserts that they dangled a job as an enticement. Not so, Erie County Republican Party Chairman Nick Langworthy told WGRZ’s Scott […]

Feb
20

Peace Bridge duty free operators big political donors

The Florida-based owners of the duty free store on the Buffalo side of the Peace Bridge are big-time operators with more than 100 stores here and abroad. They’re also big-time donors to politicians in both the United States and Israel with contributions approaching $1.8 million, although none of the money has funneled into Western New York. […]

Feb
11

Cuomo sidetracked by political ambitions?

Fred Dicker of The New York Post portrays the governor as obsessed with his poll numbers and election prospects. “He’s running around like a banshee, blaming his staff and everybody else for the problems of his own making,” Dicker quotes one insider.

Feb
10

Q&A: Buffalo Comptroller Mark Schroeder

Mark Schroeder serves as Buffalo’s fiscal watchdog in his job as city comptroller. He made news recently by raising concerns about City Hall’s budgeting practices, which have involved the use of reserve funds the past three years to balance the books. Schroeder, 57, spent 25 years in the private sector, working for two food companies […]