BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - The governors of New York and Texas are trading barbs over each other's state taxes. Both states are running advertisements targeting businesses that may be seeking a better place to operate.
As Governor Andrew Cuomo comes to terms for releasing millions of casino dollars, Governor Rick Perry is laying out plans for lassoing businesses from New York and Connecticut to the Lone Star State, and officials have already launched a million-dollar ad campaign billed, "Texas is Calling."
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But Governor Cuomo is not taking this raid on New York businesses lying down. A mulit-million dollar ad campaign about the "New New York" has been underway, touting a new business-friendly climate.
But financial advisor Tony Ogorek says New York is at a decided disadvantage.
Ogorek said, "The business climate for the State of New York is pretty dismal. We have a very income tax rate, we have a high sales tax rate, we have a high property tax rate."
On a more sobering note, in the wake of the Sandy Hook tragedy, New York and Connecticut have passed the toughest gun control laws in the country, making it tough for gun and ammunition makers in both states. There are reports Perry is also coming here to woo gunmakers to the Lone Star State, where regulations are minimal.
Governor Perry is set to hit the ground running Sunday, in New York City, Albany and over to Connecticut. Texas officials are running their commercials on cable TV channels and they are airing radio spots, but not in WNY.
NYS Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has obtained a court order to prevent a Buffalo woman from ever selling puppies again.
A 24-year-old man being sought after his mother and brother were found dead in their Lehigh Acres, Florida home may be heading to Buffalo.
Around 5 p.m. on Thursday near the corner of Model City Road and Rt. 104, police say 84-year-old Jose Martinez was hit by a car driven by 82-year-old Maura Nolan. Both are residents of Lewiston.
Intense Lk Snow North early heads back to Ski Country Late; General Snow Saturday
It appears snowy weather scared off about half the crowd expected at Thursday night's Common Core forum at WNED TV studios in Buffalo.
GingerBread Lane, a 300-square-foot village made entirely of edible gingerbread, icing and candy, has been designated world's largest gingerbread village by Guinness World Records.