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Political Post - Those Council Pay Raises

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The New York Coalition For Open Government has filed a lawsuit to stop pay raises that the Mayor of Buffalo and City Council illegally approved for themselves.
The case has been assigned to Erie County Supreme Court Judge Craig Hannah. Investigative Post reports that Hannah served as legal counsel to Brown when he was a state senator. As Mayor Brown appointed Craig Hannah to Buffalo City Court in 2006 and made him chief judge in 2019.
In 2022, when Hannah was running for state Supreme Court, he made campaign contributions to the Mayor and two Council members, David Rivera and Rasheed Wyatt.
Which raises the question should Judge Hannah be the one to hear a lawsuit and decide whether the Mayor and Councilmembers receive a raise?

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Paul is the founder of the NY Coalition For Open Government and has truly loved seeing it become what it is today and is excited about its future growth.

As an attorney for 32 years, he is a partner in the law firm of Berzer & Wolf. Prior to his private law practice, Paul served in several government positions with the Buffalo Common Council, Buffalo Housing Authority, and Erie County.

When he is not practicing law and doing open government stuff, Paul enjoys spending time with his spouse, Cheryl, and his three children, Michael, Joseph, and Julia. Paul resides in Amherst, NY, a suburb of Buffalo.

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