Lawmaker calls for IDA reform

AMHERST, N.Y. (WIVB) – Thursday, a local lawmaker will be pushing to change how companies do business in Amherst. Assemblyman Sean Ryan is calling for IDA reform. He says companies who get tax breaks, need to be penalized if they cut jobs.

Earlier this month, PHH Mortgage announced they were cutting 135 jobs in Amherst, despite getting more than $4 million in tax breaks from the town. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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