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NYS Assemblyman Patrick Burke Introduces Great Lakes Bill of Rights

Buffalo, NY – New York State Assemblyman Patrick Burke has introduced legislation that will create a Great Lakes Bill of Rights with the goal of securing legal rights for the entire ecosystem and giving people and nature a role in the decision-making...

Stadium Deal Needs Community Benefits Agreement

With another Bills season now in the rearview mirror, the focus in the coming weeks and months will completely shift from wins and losses to the ongoing stadium negotiations between the Pegulas, Erie County and New York State.As I’ve mentioned in...

Commuter Rail to Southtowns Should Accompany New Stadium Plan

The worst-kept secret in sports economics is that constructing shiny multibillion-dollar stadiums rarely delivers significant impact to the economy of the surrounding community.A recent story from the Investigative Post explained that building a new stadium...

Assemblyman Burke’s Bill Would Ensure Buffalo Bills Stadium Discussions are Open, Transparent

Assemblyman Pat Burke (D-Buffalo) announced that he introduced legislation requiring the advisory committee tasked with determining potential sites for a new Buffalo Bills stadium to follow the state’s open meetings law (A.8261).“Western New...

Assemblyman Burke’s Letter to Department of Health Commissioner Howard Zucker

Assemblyman Burke Passes Legislation to Prevent Infectious Disease Outbreaks at Nursing Homes

The legislation passed yesterday (A.6057-A) will create an audit checklist that evaluates the competency of nursing homes in relation to infection control, personal protective equipment (PPE), staffing, clinical care and communication.“When an individual...
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