The first year Senator noted that the cities of Buffalo and Niagara Falls received record 9% increases in municipal aid, equating to respective additional funding of $12,804,032 and $1,419,139. The funding is earmarked for reducing property tax burdens, economic development or infrastructure investment to generate real property tax base growth, or investments in technology or other reengineering initiatives to permanently reduce operating expenses.
expect their lawmakers to pass the budget on time. I am fully prepared to assist and support the passage of a state budget before the April 1st deadline. We cannot afford to move backwards in history and return to the days of chronically late state budgets, that would be unacceptable,” stated Thompson.
9:30am on Sunday, February 18th. The breakfast will be held at the Crown Plaza Hotel, located at 10 Eyck Plaza, tickets are $40 per person. Other honorees include Hon. Serapher Conn-Halevi, Chairwoman of the Mt. Vernon Democratic City Committee; Hon. Delores Brathwaite, Executive Director of the Westchester County Human Rights Commission; and Hon. Symra Brandon, Former Assistant to the County Executive/Director African-American Affairs. Other weekend festivities include performances by The Four Tops & Regina Belle Saturday evening, with Former U.S.
st District, and Mayor Byron Brown of the City of Buffalo. The documentary film, The Forgotten City, will be the focus of one of the workshops. Through exclusive, breathtaking footage and one-on-one interviews with many citizens and some of Buffalo’s most influential leaders, The Forgotten City exposes the bitter truth about Buffalo and all inner cities. It challenges stereotypes, encourages change and shakes up the status quo.
In honor of the recent anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court decision which ruled that a woman's relationship with her doctor was a private affair, State Senator Antoine M. Thompson (D-Buffalo/Niagara Falls) today warned of the continued challenge to women's reproductive rights posed by an increasingly conservative Supreme Court.