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July 8, 2008 - 12:49pm

News Round Up: Billonaire political donations and accidents

posted by Howard B. Owens in Daily News, wbta.

WBTA reported this morning:

  • Billionaire businessman Tom Golisano of Rochester may form a PAC, enabling him to spend vast amounts of money in support of favored political candidates.
  • U.S. Parachute Association is also looking into the death during the holiday weekend of Joseph Schickler.  The FAA has already launched an official investigation.
  • A tractor trailer hauling brand new Dodge Chargers caught fire along Route 63 near Geneseo.

Tune into WBTA 1490-AM for these and other news updates throughout the day. 

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Their just reporting this now? Man is Batavia's main stream media slow, that's been out for months now.
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@ Daniel: Since I'm summarizing the summary of their radio report they posted online, there may be some nuance of new news I missed, especially since I'm a relative newbie to area politics.
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Well, I believe that it has been brought up here before, but this is the first time that WBTA has covered it, and I was surprised that it took them this long to jump on the story, thats conventional media for you though.
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On Tuesday of this week, Tom Gollisano at least put his money where his mouth is by offering $5 Million to Start a Political Action Committee. I am not sure this is even legal yet....BUT....it does seem to have attracted some of the candidates in New York State's attention. Mr. Gollisano is a great humanitarian that funds a number of our local charities. I just hope he is doing this to better the political system rather than buying influence.
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There's nothing slow about WBTA's coverage on this. They reported the news when Golisano first started to talk about forming a PAC whenever it was — maybe a month ago or so. But the story became news again this week, when Golisano got more official about it and then, yesterday, announced an actual dollar figure: $5 million.

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