The Public Good with Kevin Connor

Kevin Connor of the Public Accountability Initiative discusses their three part report on Carl Paladino: his bigoted statements, his campaign donations, and his receipt of tax incentives from state and local governments.  
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Hot Topics on the Public Good: Carl Paladino and Community Policing    

Don’t miss the next two editions of the Public Good, which airs each Tuesday at 1pm on WUFO AM 1080 and livestreams on  On Tuesday, June 30, Kevin Connor of the Public Accountability Initiative discusses their three part report on Carl Paladino: his bigoted statements, his campaign donations, and his receipt of tax incentives […]

“Getting Over the Language Barrier” – Free Training July 16

Getting Over the Language Barrier: Working Successfully with Immigrants and Refugees   July 16, 2015, 8:30am to 11:30am Jewish Family Services, Downstairs Auditorium 70 Barker St., Buffalo 14209      A free training for medical providers, government staff, non-profits, schools, and anyone interested in a better understanding of language access and cultural competence. Improve your […]
Carl Paladino, New York GOP Gubernatorial candidate, listens to a reporter's question at a campaign stop in Buffalo, N.Y. on Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010.(AP Photo/Don Heupel)

Public Accountability Initiative Releases Report on Paladino

At a June 2015 political rally, Buffalo developer and school board member Carl Paladino made a series of racist and xenophobic remarks. Paladino complained about “non-Americans” at the University at Buffalo campus and the “huge population of foreigners.” In comments to a group of reporters, Paladino blamed “those damn Asians coming here to go to […]

The Public Good, Tuesday 6/16

Please join Howard Patton on the Public Good as he chats with Pettis Mitchell, owner of Imani S&L Virtual Services LLC, and Sandra Talley, owner of Talley Virtual Works on Tuesday June 16, 2015 at 1pm on WUFO 1080am, or stream live at

Fight Against Blight, June 17

Join the Buffalo Community Reinvestment Coalition for a forum titled “Fight Against Blight: Banking for a Better Buffalo.”  The forum will be Wednesday, June 17, from 6pm to 7:30pm, at True Bethel Baptist Church Social Hall, 907 E. Ferry St.  Learn how a Responsible Banking Ordinance can help address lending disparities and ensure that the […]

Picnic for the Public Good, June 28

There’s nothing like a summer picnic in the park, especially when it benefits Partnership for the Public Good, the unprecedented collaboration of 187 community groups working to build a better Buffalo.  Join us at 1:00 pm on Sunday, June 28 for a picnic at Martin Luther King, Jr. Park.  We’ll have: Delicious food and refreshing […]

Hello Western NY advocates for the NY Health bill:

Due to the hard work of our universal healthcare champions here in Western NY and around the state, the NY Health bill passed in the Assembly last week!  Please see below for a full press release.  We had a great group come out to our press conference to celebrate.  Below are media links.  Let’s keep […]

Sam Magavern, PPG Co-Director speaks at press conference

PPG Co-Director Sam Magavern spoke today at a press conference celebrating the passage of a single payer health insurance bill by the New York State Assembly.  Magavern emphasized the beneficial effects the bill would have on middle class workers and small businesses.  You can find the PPG policy brief, “Why New York Still Needs Single […]

Big Victory on School Wellness

Big Victory on School Wellness  PPG is excited to report major progress on a plank from our 2014 Community Agenda: getting Buffalo Public Schools up to the state requirements on physical education.  Our partners at Community Health Worker Network of Buffalo have taken the lead on this issue, and PPG has supported them with research, […]

Private Equity at Work: When Wall Street Manages Main Street, June 4

A book talk and panel discussion Featuring Rosemary Batt, Professor, Cornell University ILR School With panelists Sam Capitano (Laborers Local 210), Kevin Connor (Public Accountability Initiative), and (invited) Jennifer Parker (Black Capital Network) June 4, 2015 7:00 PM Theodore Roosevelt Historical Site 641 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo NY FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Since 2000, […]