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Poloncarz, Casilio give divergent views at county exec candidates forum before business group
BUFFALO, NY (The Buffalo News) — Both candidates for the top elected position in Erie County government were asked the same questions. They were given the same amount of speaking time. And they touched on many of the same topics.
But Democrat Mark Poloncarz and Republican Chrissy Casilio couldn’t have been more different in their answers Thursday at a forum hosted by the Buffalo Niagara Partnership.
Poloncarz, a three-term incumbent, delved into the details on a number of topics, from road paving to taxes to affordable housing and workforce development. He took one of his political liabilities – his handling of the migrant crisis – and sought to spin it as a way to solve the problem of labor shortages that are often cited by business leaders.
Notable New Yorkers advocating for policy changes at the city, state and federal levels.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (The Buffalo News) —The Buffalo Niagara Partnership is expanding its outreach to minority-owned businesses.
The region’s largest business group has increased the number of participants in its Minority Business Initiative to 16, from five in last year’s inaugural edition of the program.
The Buffalo Niagara Partnership announces second cohort of Minority-Owned Business Initiative Program Expanded to Respond to Applicant Needs
The Buffalo Niagara Partnership’s (BNP’s) Minority Business Initiative (MBI) strives to eliminate the obstacles that have long hindered minority business ownership by providing minority-owned businesses access to BNP’s extensive resources and networks to build their business. The 2023 cohort was announced at today’s DEI Symposium and includes two tracks to better serve participant needs. The MBI Program is funded through generous underwriting of Bank of America, National Grid, and the Buffalo Niagara Partnership.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (The Buffalo News) — New York lawmakers are rightfully looking to address the problem of plastic waste. One of Albany’s proposed solutions is an extended producer responsibility (EPR) bill called the Packaging Reduction and Recycling Infrastructure Act (S.4246/A.5322).