BUFFALO, N.Y. - A year ago, in his budget, Gov. Cuomo pledged a billion dollars to help revitalize Buffalo. But, we still haven't seen any development from the funds.
And now, the plan for a billion dollars over five years will likely take a lot longer to get to our area.
When Cuomo announced the historic "Billion to Buffalo" plan a year ago, it was supposed to be a sweeping five-year plan with about $200 million coming to Buffalo each year.
"The fact that the budget appears to include only $100 million for this fiscal year and another $100 million for the following fiscal year, clearly suggests that there will be less money coming from that five-year time frame people had anticipated," said Jim Heaney of our news partner, Investigative Post.
While celebrating the new deal between the state, Erie County and the Buffalo Bills, the governor also said during his address Tuesday that the Billion to Buffalo project is suddenly a 10-year plan.