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New York business groups urge federal action on gun control

ALBANY, N.Y. (Spectrum News 1) — A coalition of business organizations in New York on Monday called for federal action on gun control legislation following a string of mass shootings across the country. The backing of federal legislation from the Business Council of New York State, the Buffalo Niagara Partnership,

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New York chambers of commerce calls for federal ban on assault weapons

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHAM) — Another call for a federal ban on assault weapons. This is coming from the Buffalo Niagara Business Partnership and other chambers of commerce from across the state, including the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce, in the wake of the Buffalo mass shooting. Police say an AR-15

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Business groups in NY back federal assault weapons ban

BUFFALO, N.Y. (The Buffalo News) — A coalition of business groups in New York State, including the Buffalo Niagara Partnership, is calling for Congress to reinstate a ban on assault-style weapons – an unusual issue for business advocates to throw their weight behind. “While gun control may not be a

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Transportation to suburban jobs remains challenge for some city residents

Erie County recently announced a program designed to assist small businesses that may have lost revenue during the COVID pandemic, helping them with exterior façade upgrades and improvements that will in turn attract new customers, business and revenue. The program will grant eligible small businesses in Erie County up to $40,000 to renovate their storefronts to increase foot traffic into their stores.

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Erie County pilot program to target ‘benefits cliff’

BUFFALO, N.Y. (Spectrum News 1) — Erie County leaders announced a new pilot program aimed to help the working poor. County Executive Mark Poloncarz introduced the Live Well Erie Workforce Development Pilot Project that connects employers, employees and community resources to help people who receive social services overcome the “benefits

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State climate change plan praised and panned at public hearing

BUFFALO, N.Y. (The Buffalo News) — The drafters of a new “scoping plan” that will guide how New York State reduces carbon emissions over the next three decades heard Wednesday from area environmental groups who urged them to act quickly, and from labor, utility companies and business groups who warned them against proceeding too fast.

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