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Mike Baggerman
March 16, 2020 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The coronavirus pandemic will affect the state budget and has already impacted operations in Albany.
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Andrew Cuomo and Donald Trump
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February 27, 2020 - 3:00 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — New York’s governor says he believes President Donald Trump is punishing his home state for being too liberal. In the past few weeks, New York has come out on the losing end on a series of federal acts. Earlier this month, the Department of Homeland Security barred New...
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Diocese of Buffalo with two dozen protesters calling for Bishop Malone's resignation. September 10, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
February 03, 2020 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - More than 1,300 civil suits have been filed since the one-year look-back window for the Child Victim's Act took effect last August. Now, there is a push in Albany to extend the window for another year.
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Mike Baggerman
January 28, 2020 - 11:00 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - A bill in Albany would allow anyone to be eligible for parole, regardless of their crime or sentence.
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Assembly member Crystal Peoples-Stokes
Assembly member Crystal Peoples-Stokes, a Democrat who represents Buffalo, speaks at a rally for marijuana legalization at the New York State Capitol in Albany on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. New York could have one of the most lenient marijuana possession thresholds in the nation if an alternative legalization proposal is passed this session. (AP Photo/Ryan Tarinelli)
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January 28, 2020 - 9:56 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — A legislative proposal in New York would go further than states across the U.S. over how much marijuana a person could have before getting in trouble. The bill, backed by a number of Democrats in both chambers, would allow people over 21 years old to have three ounces of...
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Mike Baggerman
January 22, 2020 - 10:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Republican lawmakers from the region were quick to criticize Governor Andrew Cuomo's proposed $178.6 billion budget on Tuesday , with many still concerned over the $6.2 billion deficit facing the state.
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Governor Andrew Cuomo unveils his 2021 budget proposal. January 21, 2020.
Governor Andrew Cuomo unveils his 2021 budget proposal. January 21, 2020.
Mike Baggerman
January 21, 2020 - 1:11 pm
Governor Andrew Cuomo unveiled his proposed budget on Tuesday afternoon. In it, Cuomo pitched a climate change agenda worth $33 billion over five years and a $275 billion infrastructure program. He also pushed for legalization of cannabis as part of the budget, saying that passing it in the budget...
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Gov. Andrew Cuomo
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January 12, 2020 - 7:00 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — New York’s health care industry is waiting with some trepidation to see how Gov. Andrew Cuomo intends to plug an over $8 billion hole in the state’s Medicaid program. The Democrat is expected to release his annual budget proposal in the next two weeks, and the stickiest...
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January 09, 2020 - 6:01 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — New York would automatically add any citizen that fills out a state form to the voting rolls under a revised bill set to head to the state Senate. Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins is scheduled to push for the bill alongside voting advocates and other Democrats...
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Mike Baggerman
January 08, 2020 - 10:00 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Governor Andrew Cuomo's annual State of the State address on Wednesday highlighted his goals for the new year and to highlight initiatives his office has accomplished during his term. While Cuomo touted many initiatives that impact all New Yorkers such as his planned...
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