New York State

Richard Root
January 16, 2018 - 4:27 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - Former Erie County Executive, and current Republican Gubernatorial candidate Joel Giambra, held a press conference Monday saying he supports legalizing and regulating marijuana for recreational use. Giambra says the revenues from legal pot could go help fix roads and bridges...
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Dave Debo
December 18, 2017 - 7:25 am
(WBEN) The race to challenge Governor Andrew Cuomo is expected to kick off in a big way this week with Republicans Harry Wilson, Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro and State Senate Majority Leader John Di Francisco all saying they would have an announcement on their efforts before Christmas...
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Allan Harris
November 05, 2017 - 6:41 am
(WBEN/AP) A terror attack is highlighting New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's complicated relationships with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and President Donald Trump. The relationships may be moving in opposite directions as the Democrat gets closer to securing a second term as chief executive of...
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Allan Harris
October 01, 2017 - 10:32 am
(WBEN/AP) Talk about going out with a bang. New York's old Kosciuszko Bridge between Brooklyn and Queens was brought down on Sunday morning with a controlled demolition. Gov. Andrew Cuomo was among those watching as the span came down. The eastbound span of the new Kosciuszko Bridge opened in April...
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Richard Root
September 28, 2017 - 6:18 am
Manhattan, NY (WBEN) - Governor Andrew Cuomo had a very unfavorable reaction to President Trump's proposed tax cuts yesterday. Governor Cuomo isn't talking about the doubling of the standard deduction, or the increase in the child tax credit, or even the reduction in the number of brackets. At...
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Dave Debo
September 18, 2017 - 6:29 am
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed an executive order prohibiting state agencies or state officers from inquiring about or sharing a person's immigration status. Under the new rule, the state police and other state law enforcement agencies will not be allowed to ask about a person's right to be...
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Dreamstime
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Former University at Buffalo Vice President Dennis Black faces jail time after admittingto embezzling more than $300,000. But he will still collect his pension. Black is in line for a pension of at least $187,000 a year. A felony conviction can't change that. New York State...
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Richard Root
August 24, 2017 - 3:25 am
Albany, NY (WBEN) - If you're a bar owner, run a liquor or convenience store, and you're in a college town (or city, as the case may be), you better be checking ID's. The Governor's office announced yesterday state agencies will conduct coordinated operations targeting underage drinking by college...
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August 04, 2017 - 10:47 am
NEW YORK (AP) - Prosecutors have asked a judge to set a spring retrial date for ex-New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver. The government asked the Manhattan federal judge Friday to schedule a trial for March, April or May. The request comes a day after an appeals court agreed to let Silver's...
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Richard Root
August 04, 2017 - 3:41 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - Developer and embattled Buffalo School Board member Carl Paladino says he's considering another gubernatorial run. In an interview with WIVB, Paladino says he's "been considering it for the last couple years," and that he sees an opportunity. Paladino has raised the idea before...
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