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The Read: What they're saying about WNY

Cuomo's trip to Buffalo. Schneiderman's reaction to the foreclosure settlement. Brown in New 
York. Here's a look at what others said about Western New York's politicians and political issues this week:

It costs money for Gov. Andrew Cuomo to jet into Buffalo, and private donors are lending a helping hand. Kenneth Lovett of the Daily News reports that six contributors have spent $145,583 to send Cuomo to events around the state and beyond. The flights are listed as in-kind contributions. -- Donors spent $145G to fly Gov. Andrew Cuomo on private jets to fund-raising events, Daily News, Feb. 6

Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown has signed on to Mayors Against Illegal Guns, and he was recently in New York to show his support. He appears in this Reuters picture outside Gracie Mansion in New York along with Boston Mayor Thomas Menino and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg. -- Bloomberg reloads in push for gun control, Reuters, Feb. 5

A radio commercial airing in Western York is an "opening salvo" in what could be an avalanche of ads in the debate over expanding gambling in New York State, writes Charles V. Bagli of The New York Times. The story also points to two ads aired by the Seneca Nation of Indians. -- Rivals Ready Onslaught to Sway Casino Debate, New York Times, Feb. 7

Liberals were watching Attorney General Eric Schneiderman this week, writes The Washington Post's opinion blogger Greg Sargent. They were gauging his reaction to the big foreclosure settlement. Schneiderman "has gained a national liberal profile for his insistence on true accountability for financial institutions," Sargent says. -- Schneiderman: Settlement deal a `small’ but `significant’ step towards real accountability, The Plum Line, Feb. 9

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Andrew Cuomo | Byron Brown | Eric Schneiderman
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Robert J. McCarthy

Robert J. McCarthy

A native of Schenectady, Robert J. McCarthy came to The Buffalo News in 1982 following a six-year stint at the Olean Times Herald. He is a graduate of St. Bonaventure University, and has been covering local, state and national politics since 1992.

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Tom Precious

Tom Precious

Tom Precious joined The Buffalo News in 1997 as bureau chief at the state Capitol, where he covers everything from statewide politics and state government fiscal affairs to health care, environmental and municipal government matters. Prior to The News, he worked for news outlets in Albany and Washington, DC.

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Jill Terreri

Jill Terreri

Jill Terreri is an Amherst native and has covered politics and government in upstate New York since 2003. She joined The Buffalo News in 2012 and covers City Hall.

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Jerry Zremski

Jerry Zremski

Jerry Zremski, The Buffalo News Washington bureau chief, has reported from the nation's capital since 1989 after joining The News as a business reporter in 1984. A graduate of Syracuse University, Zremski is a former Nieman fellow in journalism at Harvard University. In 2007, he served as president of the National Press Club.

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