New York State

January 13, 2019 - 3:50 pm
Albany, NY (WBEN) - Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday said his upcoming executive budget would include a proposal to ban single-use plastic bags in New York state. Cuomo said his budget, which he is scheduled to release Tuesday, would also include a proposal to make most non-alcoholic bottles eligible...
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Allan Harris
December 30, 2018 - 6:34 am
(WBEN) Temporary lane closures for road and bridge construction projects on New York State highways will be suspended through 6 a.m. Wednesday, January 2 to ease travel for residents and visitors during peak New Year's travel days. Some work may continue behind concrete barriers or for emergency...
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Allan Harris
December 16, 2018 - 8:18 am
(WBEN/AP) A pair of beagle mixes are on the mend after authorities say someone threw them out of a moving vehicle on a snowy New York highway. The dogs were rescued by a passing trucker, but one was so badly mangled that a front leg had to be amputated. New York State Police on Saturday asked for...
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Allan Harris
December 09, 2018 - 6:37 am
(WBEN) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced several new initiatives to strengthen New York's Concord grape industry, including an investment of more than $1.3 million in the Vineyard Improvement Program to help growers renovate their vineyards, diversify operations and plant new grape varieties,...
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Amherst, NY (WBEN) - While the eyes of most voters were on who would control the House of Representatives and Senate in Washington, in New York it was state-wide races that may prove to have the biggest impact. Democrats swept state-wide elections, meaning the party now controls not only the...
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Photo: Bebeto Matthews, AP
October 11, 2018 - 2:25 pm
by Brendan Keany BUFFALO (WBEN) - Voter suppression laws have been a topic of discussion, especially as midterms are closing in. Thursday morning, State Senator Tim Kennedy and Assemblymember Monica Wallace joined local community leaders to launch a public push for stronger statewide voting reforms...
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September 11, 2018 - 5:14 am
BUFFALO (WBEN) - Andrew Cuomo made his first visit to Western New York since April just days before Thursday's gubernatorial democratic primary. "Buffalo, be selfish," said Cuomo at the Belle Center on Monday. "Come out and vote." Now just two days away, and holding a seemingly huge lead on...
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August 29, 2018 - 5:46 am
WBEN - The two-term incumbent Andrew Cuomo and the former "Sex and the City" star Cynthia Nixon will face off Wednesday at Hofstra University for their one and only scheduled debate prior to the September 13th Democratic primary. This will be the first one-on-one primary debate for Cuomo since 2002...
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Brendan Keany
August 28, 2018 - 12:19 am
by Brendan Keany BATAVIA (WBEN) - We are now just a little over two weeks away from the Democratic primary for New York Attorney General. On Monday evening, the four candidates for the position attended a forum hosted by the Democratic Rural Conference at Genesee Community College. The DRC is an...
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Allan Harris
August 12, 2018 - 8:42 am
(WBEN/AP) Voters have only a month left to go before they decide the winner of the Democratic primary matchup between Gov. Andrew Cuomo and "Sex and the City" star Cynthia Nixon — but Cuomo still hasn't agreed to the terms for a debate. Meanwhile, a leading environmental group is singling out the...
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