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April 24, 2019 - 3:16 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he opposes giving incarcerated felons the right to vote after Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders voiced support for the idea. Appearing on CNN's "New Day" on Tuesday, Cuomo said those serving prison sentences for felony crimes are still paying a...
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April 17, 2019 - 7:50 pm
NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) — New York state will grant free state tuition and room and board to the families of New York military members killed or disabled while on duty, Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday. The move comes after President Donald Trump and Republican state lawmakers criticized...
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Governor Andrew Cuomo at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. September 26, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Dana Casullo))
April 10, 2019 - 7:16 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he would sign legislation allowing people with a terminal illness to seek life-ending medication from a physician. The Democrat said Tuesday on public radio's WAMC that he knows the topic is "difficult" for many people and that his support would...
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March 31, 2019 - 7:52 am
Albany, N.Y. (WBEN) - An agreement reached in Albany will solidify a five year capital plan for the NFTA Metro Rail in Buffalo and money for extension of the light rail system to Amherst. Governor Andrew Cuomo Saturday announced an agreement with Senator Tim Kennedy, Chairman of the Senate...
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March 30, 2019 - 9:10 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — New tolls to drive into parts of Manhattan and a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags are two of the biggest proposals poised for approval as New York state lawmakers work to pass a new state budget before a Monday deadline. Other measures expected to be included in the...
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March 25, 2019 - 1:36 pm
NEW YORK (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - Governor Andrew Cuomo is adamant about a permanent property tax cap being included in this year's state budget. I won’t allow a state budget that does not include a permanent property tax cap, and neither will the Long Island state senate delegation. No tax cap –...
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March 14, 2019 - 2:00 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — The Democrat-controlled New York Legislature passed its spending plans for the next fiscal year on Wednesday, while Gov. Andrew Cuomo doubled down on his vow to refuse to sign a state budget that doesn't make the 2 percent property tax permanent. The Democrat told an...
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March 12, 2019 - 5:50 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) - Gov. Andrew Cuomo says it could take longer than he had hoped to legalize recreational marijuana in New York. The Democrat told reporters Monday that while he still supports legalization he's not confident lawmakers will include it in the state budget, which is due April 1...
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Skyway view from Canalside on May 9, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
February 28, 2019 - 4:22 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Saying, "the Skyway really was built at a different time for a different city," Governor Andrew Cuomo on Thursday called for a national search for an alternative to the Skyway. When asked about how to dismantle the #Buffalo Skyway, @andrewcuomo quipped, “Dynomite...Dyn O Mite...
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February 23, 2019 - 6:32 pm
Hamburg, N.Y. (WBEN) - On what would usually be a quiet day inside the New York State Department of Transportation garage in Hamburg, Governor Cuomo and local officials swept-in to announce preparations for the wind storm that will grip the Western New York region into Monday. Gov. Cuomo, Buffalo...
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