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Artvoice Weekly Edition » Issue v13n4 (01/23/2014) » Section: The News, Briefly

The Marinelli-Go-Round

Last week Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that he was appointing Lynn Marinelli director of intergovernmental relations for Empire State Development’s Western New York office, a newly created position that will pay the veteran Erie County legislator $70,000 per year.

Housing Authority Pays Hodgson Russ $1.16 Million Over Two Years

Here’s a fun fact: Between October 2011 and October 2013, the Buffalo Municpal Housing Authority paid the downtown law firm Hodgson Russ $1,163,129.37 for the firm’s services as outside counsel in a variety of matters, including union negotiations and lawsuits involving vendors, tenants, and employees.

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