Investigations

Exposés, reports
and analysis.

Outrages & Insights

Muckraking blog
by Jim Heaney

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Environmental blog
by Dan Telvock

Tom Toles

Editorial cartoons
and commentary

Mar
22

Disabled, mentally ill face “needless risk of harm”

Serious problems found at all six state agencies providing residential services throughout New York.

Mar
21

Opening the books at the UB Foundation

By Luke Hammill The UB Foundation and other foundations and non-profits associated with SUNY schools operate in some ways similar to authorities in state government. In UB’s case, its foundation manages university real estate, grants scholarships and supplements the pay of hundreds of employees. But unlike state authorities, SUNY-related foundations operate behind closed doors. Their […]

Mar
21

Taking aim at suburban IDAs

Assemblyman Sean Ryan, with backing of Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz, is drafting bill to limit tax breaks IDAs can offer.

Mar
21

Kearns captures Assembly seat

South Buffalo Common Council member tops Higgins aid Chris Fahey by 57-43 margin.

Mar
12

Officials say the darndest things

Mar
09

What the Frack is in That Water?

Environmentalists have repeatedly pressed regulators to compel oil and gas companies to report what chemicals they use in the drilling and fracking process. Drilling companies add these chemicals to perform particular functions (for example, to prevent corrosion or give the fluid the right consistency), or leave them in because they’re too expensive to remove. According […]

Feb
28

Officials Say the Darndest Things

Feb
24

New York Court Affirms Towns’ Powers to Ban Fracking