For too long, motorists in Western New York have had to settle for dodging potholes and rerouting around collapsing bridges. When the snow melts each spring, the Buffalo Niagara region is left with the harsh reality of what another winter has done to an underfunded and neglected infrastructure system.
State legislators in Albany are actively discussing a piece of legislation that would mandate all energy in New York State be generated by renewable sources by the year 2050. This legislation, known as the Climate and Community Protection Act (CCPA) (S2992/A3876 ) would have devastating implications for manufacturers in Buffalo Niagara.
Once again this year, Albany lawmakers are seeking to impose prevailing wage on private construction projects receiving most forms of state or local financial support. And once again this year the Buffalo Niagara Partnership is helping fight back against this job-killing proposal.