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Fact-checking the third debate

By Jill Terreri

We took a look at some of the claims made in the mayoral debate Tuesday night, and fact-checked what we could turnaround in one day. 

I had hoped to include Sergio Rodriguez's charge that the city had to return funds to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, something Mayor Byron Brown had steadfastly denied in an earlier debate. HUD demanded payment in an audit, but I'm waiting to hear from HUD about whether those funds were paid, or if some other arrangement was reached. (Following the audit, city officials contended they wouldn't have to pay the money back.)  

Investigative Post's Jim Heaney looks at some of the debaters' claims surrounding poverty, unemployment and economic development in a five-minute segment on WGRZ.   

Some other city headlines from today's Buffalo News include a look at Uniland's new plans for a 12-story hotel and office development at Delaware and Chippewa, and the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo's willingness to talk to preservationists about a re-use of St. Ann's an iconic church on the East Side. 

In state news, Gov. Andrew Cuomo will be in Lockport today, and the state has charged the Buffalo Niagara Enterprise with making the best use of its suite at Ralph Wilson Stadium. 

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Bernie Tolbert | Byron Brown | City of Buffalo | Mayoral Campaign 2013 | Mayoral Race 2013 | Sergio Rodriguez
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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

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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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