Senate honors state government critic, B. Thomas Golisano

Via: AP

'''Tom Golisano is a cornerstone of our hope for the future when it comes to things that help our society,'' Republican Sen. James Alesi said. Alesi also called the Rochester businessman ''the George Eastman of the 21st century'' for charitable giving around Rochester that Alesi said rivals that of the founder of the Eastman Kodak Co. Golisano stepped in earlier this year to buy the financially troubled Sabres. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said Golisano's $92 million purchase will keep the team in Buffalo.'