It's the start of another week. Here are some of the things our reporters and writers and working on:
*The public will have a chance to be heard on the proposed Erie County budget at a hearing at 5 p.m. today.
*In our weekly Pet Tales feature, Anne Neville is writing a story about a dog who was neglected in Ohio and wound up being adopted by a Western New Yorker.
*Medical Reporter Henry Davis is looking at what's in store for New York State under Obamacare.
*The Buffalo-Niagara Partnership today is unveiling its annual legislative agenda.
*News Arts Editor Jeff Simon is reviewing "Life of Pi," which opens in theaters on Wednesday.
*Mary Kunz Goldman is previewing Wednesday's nights show by Tom Russell at the Sportsmens Tavern.