BUFFALO, N.Y. — New York GOP Chairman Nick Langworthy touched on the decision to get rid of equipment purchased as part of the Buffalo Billion Project.
He criticized former Gov. Andrew Cuomo and then Lieutenant Gov. Kathy Hochul’s management of the project.
New York State is currently in the process of selling and scrapping more than $200 million of high-tech equipment. That investment was initially made to benefit the Riverbend Manufacturing facility in South Buffalo and as part of the Buffalo Billion.
The plan was to have solar panels leased to future tenants.
"You want to talk about the Buffalo Billion, that was the Buffalo boondoggle ... people should be very concerned about a lot of those economic development policies," Langworthy said.
Earlier this week, Gov. Hochul called the equipment situation disturbing and unacceptable.
Spectrum News 1 was told the sale of the equipment is not expected to be near the original value.