Hockey franchise fiscal puck in Pataki's rink

Via: Buffalo News

'Several sources confirmed Tuesday that the Empire State Development Corp. has put together a financial assistance package that draws on "a half dozen" state programs. The plan, which is said to include benefits from the state's Empire Zone program, as well as low-cost electricity, comes very close to the state help Buffalo businessman Mark Hamister is seeking to ensure the long-term fiscal viability of the hockey franchise and HSBC Arena, sources said.'