Andrew Cuomo

Mike Baggerman
September 17, 2019 - 12:37 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Governor Andrew Cuomo and the selecting jury announced that SWBR, Fisher Associates and MRB Group out of Rochester has won the $100,000 Skyway Design Ideas competition. The competition, which began earlier this year, saw more than 100 submissions. The submissions were...
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Randy Sharpe at Premier Vape on Union Road in Cheektowaga. September 16, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
September 17, 2019 - 1:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – Some vape shop owners are worried that they may go out of business thanks to the latest move by government to regulate the business. Governor Andrew Cuomo on Sunday announced the ban of flavored e-cigarettes and asked state police and the department of health to ramp up law...
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NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) — Vape shops in New York are scrambling to respond to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan to prohibit the sale of flavored vaping products — a ban poised to take effect Tuesday. Cuomo, a Democrat, proposed the ban on Sunday . The emergency regulation will take effect immediately if approved...
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Mike Baggerman
September 07, 2019 - 8:23 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The New York State DMV announced that the license plate option featuring Niagara Falls and the New York City Skyline is the winning option. Governor Andrew Cuomo introduced the five plate designs last month. The new plates would replace ones that are ten years or older. It...
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Mike Baggerman
September 04, 2019 - 1:04 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Sixteen design ideas for the Skyway were unveiled as part of the nationwide ideas contest for the future of the road. Governor Andrew Cuomo first announced the design ideas competition in February, asking firms across the country to come up with ideas on how transform Buffalo...
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Allan Harris
September 01, 2019 - 8:43 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — In New York state government news, Gov. Andrew Cuomo this week signaled he's open to raising wages for state prisoners. The Democrat weighed in on prisoner wages while defending against criticisms of his plan to require motorists to replace their license plates every 10...
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Brendan Keany
August 28, 2019 - 2:45 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN) - On Tuesday afternoon, Congressman Tom Reed penned a letter to Attorney General William Barr , requesting that the Department of Justice open an investigation into Governor Cuomo's office - specifically regarding the stretch of the I-90 through Seneca Nation. "The highway trust...
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Brendan Keany
Brendan Keany
August 20, 2019 - 3:37 pm
WILSON (WBEN) - On Monday, New York State announced that it was holding a voting contest for the next design of new license plates, which Governor Cuomo says will be phased in over the next 10 years. Many people on social media have commented saying that this move by the state is a simple cash grab...
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Main Street Niagara Falls. June 19, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
August 14, 2019 - 1:47 pm
NIAGARA FALLS (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - Governor Andrew Cuomo made a stop in Niagara Falls on Wednesday morning to deliver exciting news to the region, as he explained that the city has won $10 million in this round of the Downtown Revitalization Initiative. Gov. @andrewcuomo just announced that...
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August 06, 2019 - 2:30 pm
NEW YORK (WBEN) - New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo has many people thanking him for making NY a better place for the past nine years, however, his ratings on his favorability and job performance are on the decline. According to Siena College's latest poll , Cuomo has a 50-percent unfavorable...
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