New York State

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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Governor Andrew Cuomo at the University at Buffalo's Jacobs School of Medicine on April 19, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Albany, NY (WBEN) - Despite a guilty verdict in the Buffalo Billion trial that saw some of the Governor's top donors and official convicted on public corruption charges, Andrew Cuomo retains strong poll numbers. In a new Siena Research Poll , Cuomo leads Cynthia Nixon two-to-one among likely...
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Allan Harris
July 29, 2018 - 5:38 am
(WBEN/AP) It's been 44 years since sportscaster Bob Costas visited the Baseball Hall of Fame for the first time. Now, he's got a permanent place in the shrine. Costas, who began his announcing career in the 1970s while a student at Syracuse University, was honored Saturday with the Ford C. Frick...
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Allan Harris
July 01, 2018 - 9:36 am
(WBEN/AP) It appears no one outside Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration is pleased with the Democrat's economic development policies, except for the recipients of some of the billions of dollars in taxpayer funds awarded each year to boost employment. The criticism comes from the left and the right...
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Allan Harris
May 27, 2018 - 8:23 am
(WBEN) State Police and local law enforcement will ramp up patrols to combat drunk, impaired and reckless driving this Memorial Day weekend. The STOP-DWI enforcement period starts on Friday, May 25 and runs through Monday, May 28. Memorial Day is one of the busiest travel holidays of the year and...
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Brian Mazurowski
May 14, 2018 - 11:56 am
Amherst, NY (WBEN/AP) - The Supreme Court has struck down a federal law that bars gambling on sports in most states, giving individual states the go-ahead to legalize betting on sports. How equipped is New York to get in on the act? State Senate Bill S1282 would authorize betting on sports at any...
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May 08, 2018 - 11:45 am
Albany, N.Y. (WBEN) - Assembly Democrats settled in for a long day Tuesday. It is up to that Democratic controlled chamber to choose the successor to Attorney General Eric Schneiderman following his abrupt resignation Monday. Under the New York Constitution the Assembly has the power to choose...
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Mike Baggerman
May 08, 2018 - 10:18 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Minimum wage workers from around the state convened at Erie Community College's City Campus on Tuesday to protest against, and for, Governor Cuomo's plan to eliminate the tip credit. On December 31, the state minimum wage increased to $10.40 an hour. While people who work...
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Mickey Kearns, left, celebrates victory for Erik Bohen, right WBEN Photo/Tim Wenger
Brian Mazurowski
May 01, 2018 - 11:20 am
Albany, NY (WBEN) - The State Assembly's newest member from Western New York received an awkward welcome on his first day at the State Capitol. Erik Bohen, who won a special election for the NYS 142nd Assembly seat last week, was sworn in to his seat on Monday. Bohen then took his place on the...
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