Advocacy Wins

Recent Wins

The advocacy efforts of the Partnership have been aligned with a number of ‘wins’ for the Buffalo Niagara region, including:

2018

Blocking 3-year deferral of key economic development tax credits

2018

5-year extension of NYS Historic Tax Credit

2018

Blocking new tax on fiber optic utility companies

2018

Restoring Bundy Aid for independent colleges & universities

2018

Restoring funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

2018

Tripling federal investment in the TIGER grant program

2018

Doubling federal funding for mass transit capital projects

2017

Workers’ Compensation reform

2017

18-a Utility Tax sunset

2017

Blocking Buy American Act to protect cross-border economy

2017

Ridesharing for Upstate

2017

Investing $2.5B in clean water infrastructure

2016

Funding secured for Lewiston-Queenston Bridge Plaza improvements

2016

Transportation infrastructure funding parity across NYS

2016

Mobilization of the Minimum Wage Reality Check coalition

2016

Passage of the Promoting Travel, Commerce and National Security Act

2015

Extension of Property Tax Cap

2015

Extension of Design-Build Program without Project Labor Agreements

2015

Long term extension of the Brownfield Cleanup Program

2015

Passage of Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act

2015

Liquefied Natural Gas Program in New York State

2014

Eliminating Annual Wage Notification Requirements

2015

Peace Bridge Pre-Inspection Program

2015 & 2014

Blocking Efforts to Strip Local Control of Industrial Development Agencies

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