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
25

Heaney talks segregation on ‘Pressroom

Jim Heaney discusses his story last week on segregation in Western New York with David Lombardo on The Capitol Pressroom. Heaney recounted how Erie and Niagara counties are the sixth-most segregated metropolitan region in the nation and Buffalo the 17th most-segregated city, in which 85 percent of Blacks live east of Main Street.   In […]

Jan
26

Heaney discusses Bills stadium on ‘Pressroom

Jim Heaney covered a lot of ground regarding the proposed Bills stadium in his interview on The Capitol Pressroom. Heaney updated host David Lombardo on recent developments and reporting by Investigative Post, including a story last week that detailed how taxpayers are on the hook for about $13 million a year of stadium expenses.  

Nov
10

Heaney discusses mayor’s race on ‘Pressroom

Jim Heaney fielded questions from David Lombardo, host of The Capitol Pressroom, about the race between Byron Brown and India Walton. Heaney offered an assessment on the strengths and shortcomings of each candidate’s campaign. Give a listen.  

Jun
29

Heaney talks mayoral election on ‘Pressroom

David Lombardo interviews Jim Heaney about the contest between India Walton and Byron Brown on The Capitol Pressroom. The interview was taped hours before Brown announced he would run as a write-in candidate.  

Mar
24

Heaney discusses subsidies on ‘Pressroom

Investigative Post reported last week that the subsidy package offered Plug Power to build a plant in Genesee County amounts to $4 million a job. That story follows previous reporting by Mark Scheer, found here and here, on efforts to recruit companies to locate to the Science, Technology and Advanced Manufacturing Park in the Town […]

Nov
27

Heaney discusses WNY economy on ‘Pressroom

David Lombardo, host of The Capitol Pressroom, interviews Jim Heaney about his recent story on the pandemic’s impact on the Buffalo Niagara economy. Heaney’s reporting found the local economy employs fewer people than it has in at least 30 years.  

Mar
17

Heaney talks Buffalo Billion on ‘Pressroom

Jim Heaney and David Lombardo discuss problems with the IBM and Tesla projects in an interview broadcast Tuesday on The Capitol Pressroom. The program is heard on some 20 public radio stations across the state, including WBFO, where it airs weekdays at 8 p.m.  

Dec
05

Heaney talks Control Board on ‘Pressroom

Jim Heaney discusses Buffalo’s timid Control Board with David Lombardo, the new host of The Capitol Pressroom. The discussion follows a story by Investigative Post’s Geoff Kelly that documented the board’s inaction in the face of bad budgeting practices by Mayor Byron Brown and the Common Council.