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Sen. Maziarz on Peace Bridge: ‘We are not going to wait any longer’

New York Senator George Maziarz says he still wants to abolish the Public Bridge Authority and cosponsored the bill that would start that process. “It’s is time for the U.S. side to get its fair share,” he said. An interview with CBC Radio’s As it Happens.


Cuomo sticks to his talking points

Gov. Andrew Cuomo responds to an Investigative Post story that detailed how he has misrepresented spending on the U.S. and Canadian side of the Peace Bridge in an effort to gain control over the redevelopment of the bridge plaza in Buffalo.


Houston’s air pollution fight rages on

Houston is already in violation of federal ozone standards. Now the city is struggling to meet federal standards for fine dust particles, known as PM 2.5. The highest reading is at a monitor near the Port of Houston, where there’s a lot of truck traffic. A report by Texas Tribune.


NY Times weighs in on Peace Bridge battle

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s tussle with Canadian officials makes the front page of the Grey Lady. Read the story – and comments – as Cuomo’s actions aren’t playing well to the audience beyond WNY.


Eric Mower says ‘no mas’

  A public relations firm cast in a bad light by its no-bid contract with the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority that paid up to $325 an hour is walking away from the work. Eric Mower + Associates sent the BMHA a letter today (Friday) saying it won’t compete for the new contract the authority put out to […]


Humans to blame for climate change

A review of thousands of academic papers found an almost unanimous conclusion: humans are to blame for climate change. A report by The Guardian.


Housing authority’s no-bid PR contract

More than $90,000 later, the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority decides to put its public relations work out to bid. Which raises the question: “Does the authority require such high-priced help?” Jim Heaney discusses with WGRZ’s Scott Levin.


UB president’s salary: $641,957

University at Buffalo President Satish K. Tripathi is the 36th highest-paid public college president in the country, according to a database from the Chronicle of Higher Education.