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Talks Begin on Finalizing Buffalo Control Board

By Mark Scott

Buffalo, NY – Democrats in the State Assembly say conversations are now beginning with the Pataki administration on the creation of a state financial control board in Buffalo.

Governor Pataki Thursday called for the creation of the Buffalo Fiscal Stability Authority that would have unprecedented control and oversight of the city's finances.

Pataki proposes that he appoint five of the board's seven members. But that's something that Assembly Majority Leader Paul Tokasz says will be subject to negotiation.

Click the "listen" icon above to hear Mark Scott's interview with Assemblyman Tokasz. State Assembly Majority Leader Paul Tokasz. Mark Scott, WBFO News.