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Could the gravy train of tax breaks be leaving the station?

From Business Today:


Questions about whether hospitality and retail projects should be eligible for tax breaks from the Erie County Industrial Development Agency have put the Millennium Hotel's request for breaks on ice. The ECIDA tabled the Cheektowaga hotel's request for $275,000 in tax breaks for its proposed $5.5 million renovation. County Executive Mark Poloncarz has requested the ECIDA rethink its eligibility requirements.



Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz isn't the only one who isn't happy with the kinds of tax breaks doled out by the ECIDA. Members of the Occupy Buffalo movement want to see tax break policies changed, too.

About 25 of them demonstrated at the ECIDA's monthly board meeting Monday, chanting, "It's time for immediate change."


Megabus hasn't had much success with its routes to and from Erie and Pittsburgh, Pa. out of Buffalo. The deep-discount, express bus service is cutting service in and out of Buffalo to those two destinations. It is also cutting service between the two Pennsylvania cities and Toronto, but service to Toronto out of Buffalo will continue. 

 Who is getting hired, promoted and honored?

Check out Visit Buffalo Niagara's new promotional video about iconic local bar and music venue, the Sportsmen's Tavern:


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