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September 29, 2018 - 7:32 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — In New York state government news, Republican lawmakers want to know more about recent decisions to parole convicted murderers, and environmental groups and residents in areas impacted by water contamination are calling for tougher state standards. Meanwhile, Democratic Gov...
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July 14, 2018 - 8:48 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — In New York state government news, tops Democrats are ratcheting up the pressure on Senate Republicans to return to Albany. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie say the Senate's Republican leaders should immediately reconvene to take up measures...
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July 11, 2018 - 5:47 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Move over wine slushies — New Yorkers will soon be allowed to purchase beer ice cream. A new state law will authorize the sale of ice cream made with cider or beer. The measure will require the frozen products to contain no more than 5 percent alcohol and prohibit sales to...
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June 24, 2018 - 12:00 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — In New York state government news, lawmakers left a lot of unfinished business when they wrapped up their legislative work for 2018. High-profile proposals that didn't get a vote include proposals to authorize sports betting, eliminate cash bail and authorize early voting...
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June 16, 2018 - 10:14 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — In New York state government news, lawmakers are wrapping up their work as they prepare to adjourn for the year, with a long list of measures still up for debate. The Senate and Assembly plan to adjourn Wednesday. A look at what to watch in the final days: SPORTS BETTING:...
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Brian Mazurowski
June 05, 2018 - 12:03 pm
(WBEN) - Could New York lawmakers slide sports betting into their agenda before the end of the legislative session? A new bill that would regulate sports betting was introduced in Albany Tuesday by Assemblyman Gary Pretlow. Proponents say the bill is a compromise of sorts between lawmakers in the...
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Mike Baggerman
June 03, 2018 - 9:00 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The politics of Albany reared its ugly head at the end of last week's legislative session in the New York State Senate. Republican Tom Croci from Suffolk County was recalled to active duty for the U.S. Navy, resulting in a split of the legislature. Minus Croci, there are 31...
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June 03, 2018 - 8:13 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — In New York government news, lawmakers are entering the final weeks of the legislative session and despite a long-list of bills awaiting action many are expecting only a few big accomplishments. A look at the issues remaining before lawmakers adjourn later this month:...
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May 08, 2018 - 6:44 am
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - 'Politicos' from Buffalo and across Western New York are reacting to the stunning fall from grace for New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. WBEN Extras May 08, 2018 - 2:00 am Special Report- New York AG Schneiderman Resigns 00:00:50 Download Listen A New Morning...
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May 05, 2018 - 12:53 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — In New York state government news, Republicans push back against Gov. Andrew Cuomo's pessimistic assessment for the rest of the session. A look at stories making news: ___ MUCH ADO ABOUT DOING MUCH Republican lawmakers in the state Senate are pushing back against Democratic...
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