Andrew Cuomo

June 17, 2019 - 10:24 pm
Albany, N.Y. (WBEN) - Governor Andrew Cuomo today announced the New York State Thruway Authority Board of Directors approved the selection of the Design-Build team who will complete the installation of cashless tolling on the Thruway system-wide by the end of 2020. The $355.3 million investment...
Read More
June 12, 2019 - 5:26 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Mira Sorvino has revealed that she's a survivor of date rape in an attempt to lend her voice to a push for stronger sexual assault laws in New York. The Oscar-winning actress choked up during a news conference Wednesday at the state Capitol with Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Sorvino says...
Read More
WBEN Photo
June 08, 2019 - 7:11 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo threatens action against an international body that regulates waterways between the United States and Canada if it doesn't reimburse his state for costs linked to record flooding around Lake Ontario. The Democratic governor says the International Joint...
Read More
Crystal Peoples Stokes speaking at a mural dedication event at the Northland Workforce Training Center. September 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
June 04, 2019 - 12:22 pm
ALBANY (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - On Monday, Governor Andrew Cuomo conveyed pessimism regarding a potential recreational marijuana legalization bill passing in the state legislature this year. Of course, there appeared to be so much optimism and momentum at the beginning of the year, when Cuomo said...
Read More
Getty Images
May 28, 2019 - 1:04 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Democrat Andrew Cuomo plans to seek a fourth term as governor of New York state. During an interview Tuesday morning on WAMC radio, Cuomo said he believes he is making a difference in New York and plans to run again in 2022. If Cuomo is re-elected, he'll be only the second...
Read More
Getty Images
May 08, 2019 - 3:00 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says top lawmakers have reached an agreement on the details of legislation that would authorize cameras on school buses to catch drivers who pass them illegally. The Democrat said Tuesday that protecting the safety of school children is of...
Read More
April 30, 2019 - 4:21 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Legislation that would allow congressional committees to ask for Republican President Donald Trump's state tax returns is a step closer to getting a vote in New York's Democrat-controlled Senate. A Senate committee voted Tuesday to advance the bill, sponsored by Sen. Brad...
Read More
Getty Images
April 29, 2019 - 10:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP/WBEN) - The National Rifle Association is "under siege," President Donald Trump said Monday in response to New York state's decision to investigate the organization's status as a tax-exempt nonprofit. The Republican president accused state Attorney General Letitia James and her fellow...
Read More
Getty Images
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...
Read More
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...
Read More

Pages